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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

National Council on Disabilities Kicks off Study on Effective Communication for People with Disabilities Before, During, and After Emergencies

On Friday, June 15, 2012, the National Council on Disability and Georgia Tech Research Corporation entered into a cooperative agreement to conduct a study on effective communication for people with disabilities before, during, and after emergencies. Under this cooperative agreement, Georgia Tech will produce a comprehensive report that explores effective communication for people with diverse disabilities before, during, and after emergencies.

The study will document successful practices as well as identify facilitators and barriers to providing effective emergency-related communication; examine the current state of affairs concerning the accessibility of emergency-related communication; review the enforcement of current disability laws and regulations as they pertain to effective communication before, during, and after emergencies; and collect information on the experiences and perceptions of people with disabilities as it relates to emergency-related communication.

For more information, please feel free to contact Robyn Powell, Attorney Advisor at: rpowell@ncd.gov

Posted by:

Lawrence Carter-Long
Public Affairs Specialist
National Council on Disability
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004
202-272-2004 Voice
202-272-2074 TTY
202-272-2022 Fax
Website: http://www.ncd.gov