Disasters and Disabilities

Preparedness for People with Disabilities & Others with Needs Resources


How & Why Should People with Disabilities Be Included in Planning for Emergencies?

Disability Guide to Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery​

Ready.gov provides information for people with limited mobility and other specials needs

Accessible Emergency Information – 18 emergency preparedness topics formatted for people who have impaired vision or are deaf or blind.

“Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs”  – FEMA in partnership with the American Red Cross.

Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety is a guide for people with disabilities and other activity limitations created by the Center for Disability Issues & the Health Professions (2002)

Personal Preparedness Planning – Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilitie

Additional Information

What do we mean when we say “people with special needs?” -Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD)