NCD 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

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