The Department of Homeland Security provides information about readiness for those with disabilities and access and functional needs, including tips and emergency planning guidance. Also, visit DisasterAssistance.gov for even more resources and tips!
Temple’s Office of Disability Resources & Services can be a great resource for students on campus.
In addition, the Institute on Disability (IOD) in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University learns from and works with people with disabilities and their families to create and share knowledge, change systems and society, and promote self-determined lives. IoD recognizes that disability is a natural part of the human experience. With regard to Emergency Preparedness, IoD’s mission is to develop and execute research, create programs, disseminate information, and deliver services and training to, with and for people with disabilities about emergency preparedness in the home, work, and community. Find out more information on Emergency Preparedness for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities and on their Resources page.
Download a useful, easy-to-read brochure about Emergency Preparedness for Pennsylvanians.
- Emergency Preparedness Brochure: Download printable PDF
- Emergency Preparedness Brochure: Download accessible text version
Watch the FEMA video below for an overview about preparedness for people with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs.