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OCDD - Emergency Preparedness Information


The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is part of the Louisiana Department of Health. They recognize that people with disabilities may need special assistance in preparing for the event or during their stay in an emergency shelter. The information and resources on this web page are intended to provide guidance during emergency situations.


Disaster Resources - Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council



Resources for Emergency Preparedness by National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled


This emergency preparedness reference guide provides resources and information for people with visual impairment, blindness, or other physical disabilities who wish to proactively plan for emergencies as well as recovering after one. The first section, Resources for Emergency Preparedness, provides tools for people to use during an array of emergencies, as well as information on temporary housing and aids for recovery after an emergency. This guide concludes with a bibliography that provides suggestions for further reading.




COVID-19 Accessible Resources


The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), has created COVID-19 resources in alternative formats based upon CDC's guidance. Here are the titles for six of 15 documents available: (1) Symptoms of Coronavirus; (2) Test for Current Infection; (3) How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Mask; (4) What You Should Know About COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others;  (5) Information for People with Disabilities; (6) Guidance for Handlers of Service and Therapy Animals.


COVID-19 BRAILLE Resources


To order free BRAILLE format COVID-19 resources created by the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), visit this page.


COVID-19 - Accessible Word Documents and PDFs


CIDI has also created a special web page with their COVID-19 resources designed for users accessing the web with screen readers or other assistive technology.



Emergency weather alerts and 7-day forecasts




NFPA's Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities



Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

American Red Cross



Fire safety outreach materials for people with disabilities



Emergency Preparedness and People who are Blind and Visually Impaired



8 Tips for Hurricane Preparedness if You’re Blind



Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities



Disaster Ready - Individuals with Disabilities



FEMA - accessible emergency management



Kidney Community Emergency Response - KCER


The KCER Coalition provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease Networks, kidney organizations, people on dialysis, and other groups to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. KCER HOTLINE 866.901.3773


Preparing for emergencies for people on dialysis



Other Emergency Assistance Links