Lesson 5: Disability Demographics, Community Living, Communication and Accessible Meetings _review

EM stands in front of a community meeting. About 20 people sit in a meeting room, wearing face masks.
It may not look like it but the people in this room are socially distanced. There is an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter signing for anyone who needs it.

⌛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.

Learning Objectives

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.