I have a really special place in my heart for the Deaf community. My early career was in involved in the community, and I miss it terribly. Integrating that love with my passion for Family Preparedness, I want to bring together resources available to the Deaf Community for Emergency Preparedness.
If you have a deaf or hard of hearing person in your circle of influence, be it a neighbor, co-worker, family member, please take a moment to make sure they’ve been alerted to any weather situation happening. While we take hearing the alerts for granted, it’s not always a instant alert for them. Yes, they have their own devices and hacks, but it’s important to reach out to them, just in case!
Here are quite a few sites, video collections and more to educate, enlighten and prepare, not only for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, but for those who love them!
Video Series by Preparedness4Deaf
This video series includes Emergency Management topics across a broad spectrum from Local emergencies to pandemics and more.
Personal Emergency Preparedness from Riverside County
(includes other topics in the series as well)
State of Illinois Readiness Program
Videos on many topics of Emergency Management
Free Downloadable .pdf
HUGE LIST OF PREPAREDNESS DOCUMENTS FOR PUBLIC USE
which also includes Braille and Large Print versions for the visually impaired
HOW TO USE THE NATIONAL WEATHER ALERT
document sharing how to use a NWA radio and configure it for a deaf or hard of hearing person to use
NOAA WEATHER ALERT FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING
WEATHER SIGNALING DEVICES
work with weather radios to provide notification for people with hearing loss.
There’s so much more available to the Deaf Community, and I hope this a great first start for you. If you know of other resources, please let me know and I’ll add them!