Communication & Assistive Technology
Recovery Resources for Communication and Assistive Technology
Following disaster, people with disabilities may have difficulty communicating without the use of assistive technology or assistance from a caregiver. Communication and assistive technology devices may not be readily available or may need to be replaced due to loss/damage.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Texas Emergency Management: Effective Communications and Functional Needs Support Services Tool Kits
- Emergency Essentials: Communication During and After a Disaster
- National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health: Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Health Professionals Lesson 2-4 Assistive Technology
- National Council on Disability: Effective Communications for People with Disabilities: Before, During, and After Emergencies
- Visual Musical Minds: Principles of Multi-Modal Learning
- State of Texas Effective Communications Toolkit: Emergency Communications With People Who Have Disabilities
The Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities is funded through grants awarded by the American Red Cross to Dr. Laura M. Stough at Texas A&M University and Dr. Amy N. Sharp at the University of Texas at Austin and is maintained by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.