Tips for People with Communication and Speech Related Disabilities
This fact sheet is designed to provide a checklist
of activities for people with disabilities to improve their emergency
Preparation may seem like a lot of work. It is.
Preparing does take time and effort. So do a little at a time, as your energy
and budget permit. The important thing is to start preparing. The more you do,
the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself, your family and
|Determine How you will communicate|
|Store communication aids in all emergency kits. |
|Complete emergency health information card with
|Store batteries or chargers for communication equipment.|
Store a word or letter board, paper, writing
materials, pre-printed messages and key phrases specific to an anticipated
emergency in all your emergency kits and your wallet or purse.
Information adapted from Independent Living Resource Center
San Francisco and the American Red Cross.