The organization of local emergency managers in Lake County

ADA Compliance for Emergency Management

Monday, April 18th, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in regard to Emergency Management. Much of the discussion we’ve heard has focused on shelter facilities and accessibility, but Title II of the ADA requires that all facets of the Emergency Management Program be accessible… including public information, warning notification, and long-term recovery, among others.

Many valuable ADA resources for local governments and government units can be found in the ADA Best Practices Toolkit, provide by the United States Department of Justice:

Within the toolkit, the following documents SPECIFICALLY relate to Emergency Management:

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