Evacuation and Transportation in Emergencies for People with Disabilities

Evacuation and Transportation in Emergencies for People with Disabilities

26th September, 2013

"Evacuation and Transportation in Emergencies for People with Disabilities Webinar" is the part of the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities" series of webinars and was held on September 26th.

Produced by the Pacific ADA Center and supported by the Great Lakes ADA Center.

Often one of the most difficult issues in a coming emergency or disaster is the evacuation and transportation of people with disabilities. This presentation will discuss the access and functional needs issues that must be considered by individuals, jurisdictions, emergency managers, and transportation planners in planning evacuation and transportation in emergencies. Gap analysis tools will be shared and a review of resources provided. .

  • Title: Evacuation and Transportation in Emergencies for People with Disabilities
  • Presenters: Richard Devylder was the U.S. Department of Transportation's first Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, where he served from 2010 to July 2013. Richard advised the Secretary and department's efforts to develop and execute effective policy strategies to ensure all modes of transportation are accessible and integrated to meet the diverse functional needs of the public. In August 2013, Richard returned to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, being appointed as Chief of the Office for Access and Functional Needs (OAFN). Previously, Richard served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency, where he on created OAFN, focusing on the access and functional needs of people with disabilities in disasters. While there, Richard provided guidance in reviewing and reshaping emergency management systems, policies and practices in communicating, evacuating and sheltering Californian's with disabilities.

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