ABSTRACT

Individuals with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness   [open pdf - 77KB]

"On July 21, 2005, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson and the Department's Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Daniel Sutherland, marked the first anniversary of President Bush's Executive Order on Individuals with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness by releasing a Report to the President and announcing the completion of several major initiatives that will better integrate people with disabilities into the national preparedness effort. The Executive Order signed in July 2004 created an Interagency Coordinating Council to ensure that progress is made to overcome the complex challenges people with disabilities face in times of emergency. The report documents the significant progress federal agencies have made to better prepare the disability community and raise awareness of these issues among emergency management officials."

Report Number:
Office for Domestic Preparedness Information Bulletin No. 189; ODP Information Bulletin No. 189
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Date:
2005-09-12
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Public Domain
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Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20080510083406/http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/docs/bulletins.htm
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