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Emergency Preparedness Training Program

Ready Now Workbook coverEmergencies and disaster happen quickly and without warning, forcing people to evacuate or shelter in their home.  This can be challenging for anyone but for a person with a disability it can a matter of life and death.  In other disaster situations like Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Sandy people with disabilities were most affected and were among the highest casualties.

It is important to plan ahead so you are prepared. Our video training and booklet gives you tips on staying informed, creating a support group, assembling a kit, and having plan. These tips provide people with disabilities guidance in managing communication, equipment, pets and home hazards. The material is based on the Ready Now training developed in partnership with Oregon Office on Disability Health.

Links to a printable version of the workbooks and the various accessible versions of the training can be found below and in the navigation bar.  For a DVD of the training or a hard copy of the workbooks email Nickole.Cheron@portlandoregon.gov


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VERSION Emergency Self Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities

Preparedness training with American Sign Language interpreter window

OPEN CAPTION VERSION Emergency Self Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities

Preparedness training video with captioning for hearing impaired and Deaf

ORIGINAL VERSION Emergency Self Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities

Original preparedness training video with out accommodation or translation

RUSSIAN VERSION Emergency Preparedness Training

Emergency preparedness training with Russian subtitles

VOICE DESCRIPTION VERSION Emergency Self Preparedness Training

This version of the training has voice description throughout the video for people who are blind or have low vision.