- American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
- Emergency Preparedness for Floods in ASL
- Emergency Preparedness for Hurricanes in ASL
- Emergency Preparedness for Tornados in ASL
- Emergency Preparedness for Wildfires in ASL
- Prepare a Family Emergency Plan – Disasters
- Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans
- Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs
- Preparing for the Unexpected – Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities
- Safety videos in American Sign Language
- Voices of the Disabled – Emergency Preparedness
- We Prepare Every Day – Videos
You can find additional American Sign Language preparedness videos with tips for specific natural and man-made disasters at the following links:
- Disability and Health Emergency Preparedness Tools and Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reviewed Sept 15, 2020
CDC landing page with links to resources that educate people with disabilities and their caregivers, emergency planners, first responders, and other community members on how to include people with disabilities in emergency plans.
- Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities – Prepare Yourself
National Organization on Disability, revised 2018
Brochure with tips about how to prepare for emergency situations for individuals with mobility disabilities. Includes tips for preparedness, evacuation, and sheltering.
- Emergency Preparedness for Children with Access and Functional Needs
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, revised January 2021
Webpage with links to sub-topics related to emergency preparedness for cildren with access and functional needs; sub-topics link to several documents.
- Accessible Emergency Information
NorthEast Texas Public Health District, published December, 4, 2009
18 informational videos for emergency preparedness that are created for members of the AFN community.
- Are You Ready? (Emergency Preparedness)
- Sleeping With Your Pet: The Pros, the Cons, and How to Share a Bed (Sleepopolis)
General emergency preparedness documents are also available in the following braille formats:
Communications Board Printables
- Educational Materials for People with Disabilities
National Fire Protection Association, revised June 2016
Webpage with links to several webpages and documents related to fire safety for people with disabilities, as well as resources for emergency planners and public educators.
- Google Translate
Google Play, Google LLC, updated January 28, 2021
Translation app that supports offline translation of English and 59 other languages. (Online features includes more languages supported and general features.)
- Picture Card Maker PLUS (update to say Visuals2Go)
Apple App Store, Bo Innovations, updated December 24, 2020
Educational app created to support individuals with communication and learning difficulties.
- Sprint IP – Free communication app for people who have hearing and speech difficulties
Sprint Mobile, updated 2021
App allows people to place relay calls and communicate using text.
- ntouch – App for deaf individuals to communicate more easily with people who don’t know sign language
Sorenson Communications, Inc., updated 2021
App for deaf individuals to communicate more easily with people who do not have sign language knowledge.
- American Red Cross Informative apps
American Red Cross, updated 2021Webpage listing many preparedness-related apps from the ARC, including an app specifically for kids aged 7-11.
- FEMA Mobile
Federal Emergency Management Agency, updated November 2, 2020One-stop shop app for emergency preparedness which includes emergency alerts, preparedness tips, and disaster resources.
- Help Kids Cope
Google Play, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, updated February 12, 2020An app designed to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced.
If you need to leave your home, be ready to go as quickly as possible. Having a Go Bag in an accessible place ensures that you and your family are prepared for whatever situation arises.
- Emergency Communication Plan (PDF)
- Prepare for Emergencies Now, Information for People With Disabilities (PDF)
- Transit Commuter Emergency Communication Plan (PDF)
- We Prepare Everyday (Video)
- Be Informed (Video)
- Make A Plan (Video)
- Build A Kit (Video)
- Personal Supp;ort Network (Video)
- I use a Wheelchair (Video)
- I am Hard of Hearing (Video)
- I am Blind (Video)
Get Two Weeks Ready
- 2 Weeks Ready – Backpack Brochure (PDF)
- 2 Weeks Ready – Emergency Information (PDF)
- How does Drop, Cover, Hold on work? (Infographic) (PDF)
- Disasters Happen Poster (PDF)
Government Disaster Relief Resources:
- American Red Cross – Find help in your area. Find an open shelter, search the safe and well listings, and read disaster recovery guides.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
- Find a Disaster Recovery Center Near You – A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.
- Contact Your Local Emergency Information Management Office – Some local emergency management offices maintain registers of people with disabilities so you can be located and assisted quickly in a disaster. Contact your local emergency management agency to see if these services exist where you live or visit ready.gov to find links to government offices in your area.