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FEMA, IAEM and partners release new PrepTalk on improving outcomes for disaster survivors with access and functional needs

from IAEM

FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, including IAEM, on Sept. 26 released a video presentation from the Sept. 6 PrepTalks Symposium, held in Washington, D.C. In “We Succeed or Fail Together,” Vance Taylor, head of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Office of Access and Functional Needs, focuses on improving outcomes for disaster survivors with access and functional needs. In his talk, he shares a personal experience of visiting a shelter that failed to take into account the needs of people with disabilities, and how emergency managers can achieve better integrated planning. He urges the emergency management community to apply artificial intelligence and other technology to improving the way we communicate with and assist individuals with access and functional needs. Taylor’s PrepTalk, the question-and-answer session that followed, a discussion guide, and additional reference materials are available at https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/taylor. Additional PrepTalks from the Sept. 6 symposium will be released in the coming months. more


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