Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities: An Interagency Seminar of Exchange for Federal Managers [open pdf - 543KB]
"On December 2-3, 2003, the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) hosted Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities: An Interagency Seminar of Exchange for Federal Managers at the Washington, DC headquarters. This report summarizes the proceedings from the day and a half event and is meant to serve as a source of practical information on developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency preparedness plans for people with disabilities. The document has been compiled using session transcripts, presenter presentations, and rapporteurs' notes. It is intended to provide an overview of the themes, ideas, questions, and practices exchanged during the Seminar rather than a word-for-word or minute-byminute account of the event. More importantly, the information and opinions related to strategies, products, and issues presented should not be regarded as endorsements or policy statements ODEP or the Department of Labor (DOL). While the report structure closely reflects the official Seminar agenda, some sections have been added or modified to enhance both the readability and usability of the document. Space has been devoted to each Seminar session rather than integrating the information based on themes or topics. This was done for two reasons: 1) to assist readers in putting the information in perspective; and 2) to preserve--as much as possible--both the context in which the information was shared and the flow of the Seminar."
United States Deparment of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/