Institute On Disabilities at Temple University Key Contributor to Emergency Prep Summit

May 2011

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University played a major role in the recent Summit on Assistive Technology Reuse and Emergency Management for FEMA Region IV, a conference sponsored by one of the Institute's partners, The Pass It On Center based in Georgia.

The two-day event, held at the end of April in Atlanta, featured workshops and presentations by some of the most respected names in both emergency preparedness and assistive technology, including Amy Goldman, the Institute's Associate Director of Services and Supports.

Workshops on preparing for all types of emergencies—tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc—were designed to address the Summit's four key objectives: define the use of assistive technology in disaster planning, response and recovery; determine the needed infrastructure for assistive technology delivery; development of network for each state; and the development of a set of action steps for each state.

The Institute's participation in the Summit is part of its Emergency Preparedness program for people with disabilities. For more about Assistive Technology and Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, go to:

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