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FEMA Launches New Course on Ensuring Accessibility During Disasters

February 2014 — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a new Independent Study Course: IS-368: Including People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs in Disaster Operations.  The course “provides an overview of disabilities and access and functional needs” and further explains how disaster staff and emergency management can ensure that all practices are inclusive and accessible.  Following the course, disaster staff and emergency management should be aware of the legislative and regulatory framework ensuring the rights of people with disabilities in addition to knowing specific actions that can be used “to support integration of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into” field disaster operations.

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