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Access and Functional Needs Emergency Registries


Papers, Presentations, Webinars and Resources

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Kailes, J.I. (2014) Emergency RegistriesNEW - an expanded discussion of emergency registry content and recommendations covered in Getting it Wrong: An Indictment with a Blueprint for Getting It Right (2018). Covers the challenges and shortcomings of existing emergency registries with examples from recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida, as well as other disasters. Recommendations focus on the need to look beyond emergency registries to the new, ubiquitous technologies that more easily connect people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs to the supports and assistance they need in their communities before, during, and after a significant emergency.

Kailes, J.I. (2014) Emergency Registries - Just Because You, Know Where I Live, Doesn’t Mean You Know Where I Am! (Interview), 
National Fire Protection Association-NFPA e-Access, Part 1 - June, 2014,  Part II - September, 2014.


Donny, M.  (2013) Do Special Needs Registries Make a Difference To
Emergency Managers in their Decision-making? Virginia Commonwealth University, HSEP 690 – Professor James Keck, May 4, 2013.


Report on California Registries, May 2008, California Emergency Management Agency, Office for Access and Functional Needs, surveyed to the 58 County emergency managers regarding the utilization of registries in planning for people with disabilities. The purpose of the survey was to learn more about the prevalence and effectiveness of registries in California. Last accessed 12.19.13


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