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Assessing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on persons with disabilities (PDF) 200, Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas, The Research and Training Center on Independent Living, last accessed 01/24/08

Disabled People and Disaster Planning a group of people primarily from Los Angeles County who met during 1996 and 1997 and formulated recommendations to reduce problems with accessibility that many people with disabilities experienced after the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. This group included individuals with disabilities and individuals from the disaster planning and response professions. last accessed 01/17/08

Disaster Preparedness For Persons With Disabilities Improving California's Response: A Report by The California Department of Rehabilitation, April 1997. last accessed 02/13/08

Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities—In the Public Eye,2009, National Council on Disability, last accessed 05.9.10

The report is divided into three segments:

Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Communication Access: Lessons Learned Since 9/11 and Recommendations the work of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN), The report represents an extensive summary of personal experiences by individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing on the fateful day of September 11, 2001 and thereafter under different circumstances. last accessed 01/30/08

History of Disasters:

Kobe, Japan’s Great Hanshin‑Awaji Earthquake, January 1995 – People With Disabilities And Other Access And Functional Needs - Given the 9.0 Earthquake in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, it is important to review the lessons documented from the Kobe (Great Hanshin‑Awaji) quake January 1995, regarding integrating people with disabilities and other access and functional needs into emergency planning, response and recovery. Kailes, J. (2000) Creating a Disaster - Resistant Infrastructure for People at Risk Including People with Disabilities - Title: Care for Those Most Vulnerable to Disaster: Tasks and Methods. The Great Hanshim-Awaji Earthquake, Assessment Reports of the Global Assessment of Earthquake Countermeasures - People Most Vulnerable to Disaster, Volunteers, Hyogo Prefectural Government  Committee for Global Assessment of Countermeasures5-10-1 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-8567 Japan, Fax: +81-78-362-3910.

Nobody Left Behind investigates 30 randomly selected counties, cities, or boroughs in the United States that have recently experienced a disaster, last accessed 01/24/08

Registries in California , 2008, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, 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 11/22/08

September 11, 2001: A Day to Remember, New Mobility, 11/0, last accessed 01/17/08

Southern California Wildfires After Action Report. Kailes. J. 2008. Formats: PDF,  Text

Survey of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees, September 2005, The Washington Post, Kaiser Family, Foundation, and Harvard University. Accessed 11/19/05, last accessed 01/30/08

Unsafe Refuge, Why did so many wheelchair users die on Sept. 11? New Mobility, 12/01, last accessed 01/17/08

Why We Don't Prepare Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes ..., by AMANDA RIPLEY/ BOULDER, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, Time Magazine –An excellent and thought provoking article. Word Format


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