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Disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities: improving California's response

Source(s):  California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

This report builds on lessons learned during two severe earthquakes in California, where it was observed that persons with physical or mental disabilities were disadvantaged by otherwise well planned disaster preparedness measures. Problems included accessibility at shelters, policies that could discriminate against disabled persons, and lack of knowledge and coordination among the disaster management and disability services. To address this, the state Department of Rehabilitation (DR), undertook a survey of disabled persons affected by the earthquakes in order to plan for improving California's ability to respond to persons with disabilities in a disaster situation.


Format Printed documents
Sub-format Book (>30 pages)
Number of pages/running time 58p.

Target audiences


Group: Adults

Sub-group: Community activists, decision-makers or opinion-leaders


Group: Adults

Sub-group: Disaster managers

Additional information

Published in United States of America

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  • Year of publication 1997
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Unknown

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