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Emergency Preparedness Online Training and Workbook

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.  Questions? Email joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-9970.


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) VERSION Emergency Self-Preparedness Training for people with disabilities

self-preparedness training with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation

OPEN CAPTION VERSION Emergency Self-Preparedness Training for people with disabilities

Emergency self-preparedness training with open captions

ORIGINAL VERSION Emergency Self-Preparedness training for people with disabilities

Emergency Self-Preparedness training for people with disabilities video

RUSSIAN VERSION Emergency Preparedness training for people with disabilities

Emergency Preparedness Training with Russian Subtitles

SPANISH VERSION: Emergency Self-Preparedness for people with disabilities

Emergency self-preparedness video with spanish captions

VOICE DESCRIPTION VERSION Emergency self-preparedness training for people with disabilities

Emergency self-preparedness training with voice description/audio narration