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Live Response: Planning for the Whole Community

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During the past year, FEMA has been doing a fantastic job of approaching emergency and disaster planning for people with disabilities in a revolutionary way.

On June 22, 2011 St. Petersburg College's National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), a division of the Center for Public Safety Innovation, hosted a Webcast/Satellite Broadcast on the FEMA/DHS initiative, Planning for the Whole Community.  The program highlighted FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) and explained the importance of including people with access and functional needs in emergency and disaster planning.

Now you can view the broadcast online by clicking here.

It’s sign interpreted and captioned.  Watch closely and you’ll glimpse TDI’s Neil McDevitt in a couple of clips.

Guest presenters are Marcie Roth, Director of the ODIC; Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation; and June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant/Associate Director, Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western U.