23 Jan 2017, Massey University
Visually impaired residents' challenges during earthquakes have been documented by Massey University in a research that explores the experiences of 12 visually impaired residents who lived through more than 12,000 aftershocks. The study participants, who experienced the 2010 and 2011 New Zealand earthquakes, suggested 17 actions for better disaster preparedness.
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