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  1. (No author).  (2006).  Online News of Disability Rights Section: Hospital Guarantees Equal Access to Medical Services.  U.S. Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division.
    News for conference that emphasized the importance of preparedness in disasters

  2. (No author).  (2006).  Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Sensory Disabilities.  National Organization on Disability.
    Guideline for the Emergency Preparedness for people with sensory disabilities

  3. Rooney, Catherine, Fox, Michael H., Suchowierska, Monika, Rowland, Jennifer, White, Glen W.  (2005).  Progress Report #1: Methodology.  Nobody Left Behind, University of Kansas.
    A methodology paper that explains why the research project was started and how the investigation was carried out. While the mission of the research was to investigate 30 sites in the U.S. were a federal disaster was declared and determine if disaster plans and emergency response systems included people with disabilities, evaluate surveillance systems that can help people with disabilities, and identity best practices that meet the needs of people with disabilities, the paper focuses on the methodology of the research.

  4. (No author).  (1905).  Preparing for the Unthinkable: Managers, Terrorism and the HRM Function.  Vol. 34,  Issue 2.
    This article discusses the renewed interest in emergency planning in both the private and public sectors as a result of the September 11 attacks.

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  5. Perry, Ronald W.  (1905).  Emergency Operations Centres in an Era of Terrorism: Policy and Management Functions.  Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.  Blackwell Publishing.  Vol. 11,  Issue 4.  Pp. 151-159.
    The purpose of this article is to review the jurisdictional policy context of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), identify the functions performed and to describe the basic structure and operation of an EOC. Throughout the discussion, special attention is given to nontraditional functions that must be introduced into the EOC to cope with terrorism threats. The jurisdictional EOC is the centre of co-ordination, resource assembly and deployment, and management strategy in large-scale disasters. It is the place where technical emergency management directly interfaces with elected political authorities to form legitimate emergency authority and expertise. Sporadic and improvisational use of EOCs may be traced to three factors. First, large incidents that absolutely require an EOC are infrequent and small incidents can be handled with minimal EOC functionality or with the EOC functions assumed by other organisations. Second, local emergency managers sometimes take a narrow view of the jurisdictional emergency management system, failing to include needs for political concurrence with the response and citizen needs for information normally met in an EOC. Finally, many emergency managers do not fully understand the functions and structure of the EOC.

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  6. (No author).  (1900).  Resources on Emergency Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness.  U.S. Access Board.
    ADA Design Requirements for Accessible Egress: Resources on Evacuation Planning and Assistive Products; and Resources on Disaster Preparedness.

  7. (No author).  (1900).  Nobody Left Behind: Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments Home Page.  Nobody Left Behind, University of Kansas.
    The mission of this research is to investigate 30 randomly selected counties, cities, or boroughs in the United States that have recently experienced a natural or man-made disaster in order to: Determine if disaster plans and emergency response systems for homes, businesses, and the community include the health, safety, and survival needs for persons with mobility impairment; Identify the morbidity and mortality of persons with mobility impairments in these disasters; Assess if there were any post-disaster changes to address the needs of persons with mobility impairments; and Identify emerging or Best Practices models for counties to assist in disaster plans and emergency responses to meet the needs of persons with mobility impairments in hopes of preventing injuries, saving lives, and assuring Nobody is Left Behind. There are links to the research: Grant Abstract; Speak Out (1); Speak Out (2); Secretary Ridge; Speaks Out; Research Team; Findings 01/06; PowerPoint; Presentations 01/06; Advisors; Consumer Survey; Research Sites 12/05; Resources 01/06; Disaster Facts (1) 01/06; Disaster Facts (2); Photo Credits; Contact; and Home: RTC/IL.

  8. (No author).  (1900).  Interactive Map of Disability & Emergency Preparedness Resources.  National Organization on Disability.
    This website gives the websites for the Emergency Preparedness for the Disabled people.

  9. (No author).  (1900).  Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI): a program of the National Organization on Disability.  National Organization on Disability.
    The Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI) is a program launched by the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) to ensure that disability concerns are addressed by emergency managers and that people with disabilities are included in all levels of e

  10. (No author).  (1900).  Disaster Mobilization Initiative: Response to September 11th.  National Organization on Disability.
    In order to effectively understand and incorporate the needs and resources of people with disabilities in emergency planning, it is important to define what could be expected from them, their organizations, mayors and city managers, government at all lev

  11. Benison, John.  (1900).  Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities.  U.S. Department of Transportation.
    This article talks about meeting the transportation needs of persons with disabilities, particularly in the event of an emergency. It explains that the website contains information on preparedness, accessibility, and evacuation methods.

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