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Re: EIIF draft needs unified person

From: <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 09:08:23 +0700
Message-ID: <c09b00eb0812041808q4d808539xc6ae1d2a52fedf6a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Gavin Treadgold" <gt@kestrel.co.nz>, epi@nod.org
Cc: public-xg-eiif <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>
Thanks, Craig and Gav

I l can drop Hilary a line, unless someone else wants to do it


pdm
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 4:32 AM, Gavin Treadgold <gt@kestrel.co.nz> wrote:

> I agree, we still seem to lack enough disaster/EM practitioners in this
> group - we are too IT heavy.
>
> I would suggest first contacting Hilary Styron, Director Emergency
> Preparedness Initiative, from the US National Organisation on Disability.
>
> <
> http://www.nod.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Feature.showFeature&FeatureID=1479
> >
>
> She would be a good contact to start with, and is very proactive in
> management of disabilities/special needs before, during and after an
> emergency.
>
> A contact email address is epi@nod.org
>
> Cheers Gavin
>
>
>
> On 2008-12-04, at 1658, paola.dimaio@gmail.com wrote:
>
> Gavin
> I think we may have to consult the disability experts here
>
> if the person is  deaf or blind, and missing, the implication of the search
> and rescue
> may be different,  as the person may not respond to usual inputs, and
> people around them may have to be alerted to their conditions.
>
> I personally see needs of the person which exist before the incident (guide
> dog, medication, facilites) with the needs that arise after the incident, as
> different
>
> but I am not an expert, anyone we can consult with?
>
> cheers
> PDM
>
>
>


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