Emergency preparedness for the Deaf community
For the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing population
Whether you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Latened Deaf, there are specific things that you need to consider as you prepare for disaster. We urge you to review this brochure and start thinking about your own steps to preparedness. Be sure to keep this reference in your disaster kit and refer to it regularly.
With many disaster preparedness materials online being inaccessible to the population whose primary language is American Sign Language, DEAF Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the Emergency Kit preparedness video in sign language.
It's important for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing to prepare themselves and their families for disasters. This video shows how to make an emergency kit to help survive after a disaster.
Emergencies can occur at any time and any place. This makes preparedness critical to all citizens, and the Deaf are no different. Be ready, have a plan and know what to do in an emergency. It could save your life. The American Red Cross Preparedness for the Deaf website includes a preparedness brochure and an ASL preparedness video.