⌛This lesson will take about one hour to complete, although every learner moves at their own pace.
This course is intended to help local disability organizations strengthen engagement with local emergency and public health preparedness planners, with the goal of getting a seat at the local emergency planning table.
After completing today’s visit (lesson), you will be able to:
• Describe the kinds of information local emergency and public health preparedness planners may not know about the disability community.
• Describe the presence of people with disabilities in the community and relate that to local emergency planning needs.
• Apply the STATE (Same Time Access To Everyone) concept to accessible communication related to emergencies/disasters/pandemics (including COVID-19).
• Identify plain language text versus text that is not plain language and describe the importance of plain language text.
• Identify elements of an inclusive meeting.
About this Course
This course may help increase your knowledge about whole community emergency planning (including COVID-19) and share basic information for you to connect with your own local emergency managers, public health planners, and community.
After arriving in Disasterville you will hear from Disasterville’s professionals and community members and assist them with whole community inclusive emergency planning. You’ll learn about the Prepared4ALL process for local emergency planning collaboration. Local emergency and public health preparedness planners, the ADA Coordinator, and others from Disasterville will talk about what local planners may not know about people with disabilities. They’ll explain Prepared4ALL Action teams, how to hold Community Stakeholder Meetings using the Active Planning workbook, and how the U.S. local emergency planning system works.
As you meet Disasterville professionals and community members, you will be asked to make decisions and answer questions to check your learning about inclusive and accessible local emergency planning.
You must visit Disasterville 8 times to earn a Prepared4ALL Certificate of Completion. You may also just take one lesson that interests you. But you will need to take all 8 lessons in order to earn the Certificate.
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In this lesson you will learn about:
- The nine Prepared4ALL engagement/collaboration strategies (in detail)
- Inclusive and accessible COVID-19 vaccination distribution sites
- Examples of the Prepared4ALL engagement/collaboration strategies in action
- Resources: National Preparedness Month; sample kick start directory to maintain contacts; sample elevator speech and email message
All characters, locales, businesses, and other entities appearing in this training course are fictional. Any resemblance to real persons, whether living or dead, real locales, businesses and other entities is purely coincidental. The content and materials for this course are for informational purposes only and are not to be considered legal or medical advice. For legal advice please consult an attorney and for medical advice please consult a healthcare provider.
We are committed to providing this course to all people. In the upper right corner of every page, you will find our accessibility menu. Clicking the menu will provide a variety of options that may help you to complete the course. If you have any ideas on making this course more accessible, please contact us.