General and Overarching
Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences (July 2015), Digital updated version of June Isaacson Kailes and Darrel Jones' 1993 work, A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings. The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center and TransCen Inc.
After 20 years I finally got to update need modernize our book “A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings” published in 1993, working with a talented team sponsored and organized by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center and TransCen Inc. This July 2015, Digital [versus the ole days of cut and real paste clip art] updated version includes both regulatory updates (from the 2010 update to the Act) along with practical doable guidance. No more hard copy and shipping cost, everything is now available online and it can be easily updated. Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences
Effectively Including People with Disabilities in Policy and Advisory Groups (Edition 2, 2012), Provides how-to information for effectively including people with disabilities in policy and advisory boards, councils or work groups; contains material on developing and sustaining an advisory group; discusses why to include people with disabilities; and how to identify qualified people with disabilities. Includes a planning checklist that covers defining purpose, structure, size, lines of communication, membership, recruiting, budgeting, staffing, minutes, accountability, meeting access and accommodations; a planning recruiting matrix; and an agenda and minutes template. PDF , Word
Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities (2011), Includes a quiz to check awareness of preferred practices; sections on: who are people with disabilities and other activity limitations, and specific guidance focused on mobility and physical disabilities, speech, vision, hearing, allergies and environmental sensitivities, and language. PDF, Word
Disasters – Emergencies
Checklist for Integrating People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning, Response & Recovery, 2014 Format: PDF
For emergency planners, managers, responders, and public information officers (PIOs) who have responsibility for developing, maintaining, testing, delivering and revising emergency plans and services. Use it to help:
Defining Functional Needs - Updating CMIST (2017) - A CMIST update resulting from the evolving of terms as well as the clarity, precision, and specificity of our thinking and practice. CMIST is a memory tool to help people remember and plan for the five functional needs individuals that may have in an emergency or disaster: communication; maintaining health; independence; support, safety and self-determination; and transportation.Emergency plans based on optimizing function rather than “specialness” increases the chance of successful accommodation of predictable needs. For example, the fact that people have survived a stroke, tells us nothing about their functional needs for maintaining their health, safety and independence, which can range from no needs to many needs.
It is work in progress, but I thought you would be interested in seeing and maybe using it. Your feedback is encouraged.
Can Disability, Chronic Conditions, Health and Wellness Coexist? (2000), Word, 6 pages, Covers:
Disability Competency Resources – Updated frequently, last update 7.2015, contains listings related to: communication, attitude, physical & equipment access as well as clinical issues. 24 pages.
Quality Services for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations (2011), 4-part training (sneak peek):
Language Is More than a Trivial Concern! (2010), Sensitizes people to appropriate terminology to use when speaking with, writing about or referring to people with disabilities. Challenges readers to be aware of the importance of using disability-neutral terms. Details preferred language and gives reasons for the disability community’s preferences. Serves as an excellent reference tool for the public, media, marketers, providers and for board members, staff and volunteers of disability-related organizations. Includes a language quiz and many examples. Word, PDF
You and I
Time to Get Rid of "SPECIAL"?
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