Federal Emergency Management Agency

People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs_Fact Sheet

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People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs_Fact Sheet

BACKGROUND

  • Traditionally, mass media used to alert and warn the American public has not incorporated the use of technologies needed to reach Americans with access and functional needs.
  • Executive Order 13407 requires FEMA to “include in the public alert and warning system the capability to alert and warn all Americans, including those with disabilities” therefore reaching our whole community.
  • In response, FEMA established the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
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