(May 27, 2014) NCD Policy Briefing: "Effective Communications for People with Disabilties: Before, During, and After Emergencies"

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Policy Briefing:

“Effective Communications for People with Disabilities:
Before, During and After Emergencies”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 AM, ET
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

CART and ASL interpreter provided*

Please join us for a policy briefing about effective communications for people with disabilities, highlighting the experiences of people with disabilities in disasters; proven strategies; and recommended practices to encourage all stakeholders to work together to ensure inclusive emergency management practices and full communication access before, during, and after emergencies. This policy briefing is provided in conjunction with the release of the National Council on Disability (NCD)’s report titled Effective Communications for People with Disabilities: Before, During, and After Emergencies. The briefing will begin with a summary of NCD’s most recent research findings and recommendations, followed by response and dialogue on the subject of the report by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), disability organizations involved in inclusive emergency management efforts, and a deaf survivor of Superstorm Sandy.

NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not have a listen-in option for this briefing. It will not be webcast and no teleconference capability is available. The report about which the briefing is about will be posted on the NCD website on May 27, 2014 at: http://www.ncd.gov/Publications/2014/05272014, and we hope it will be of practical utility to all those interested in the content of the briefing.


  • Jeff Rosen, Chairperson, National Council on Disability
  • Marcie Roth, Director, Office on Disability Integration and Coordination, FEMA 
  • Curt Decker, Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network
  • Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living 
  • Carole Lazorisak, former professor, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY; survivor of Superstorm Sandy (NYC)


*Requests for additional accommodations should be made as soon as possible
to Anne Sommers (


National Council on Disability • 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850 • Washington, DC 20004