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Getting Prepared with your Local Disability Disaster Access & Resources Center

The Disability Disaster Access and Resources (DDAR) program works with Independent Living Centers (ILCs) throughout California to help provide community-based education, awareness, preparation, and resources for all types of emergencies. In honor of National Preparedness Month, we recently reached out to the Disability Action Center (DAC), a Northern California-based Disability Disaster Access and Resources Center…

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AT For Disaster Preparedness

Times are uncertain across the world, but Californians in particular are managing a whole host of emergency situations in tandem with one another. As we all find ourselves grappling with the global pandemic and all of its fallout, some are seeking refuge from wildfires and some are contending with Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS’s) or…

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Assistive Technology That Can Support Safety

Hey! Did you know June is National Safety Month? Safety and disability can go hand-in-hand, and assistive technology can help. From special locks, alarms and environmental adaptations, here are some examples on how people with disabilities can keep themselves and their families safe. Locks Wireless Remote Controlled Door Locks For those with limited dexterity, fine…

10 Disaster Apps that could save your life

Reprint from Assitive Technology Blog     September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and in 2016, there is a great need to explore faster and more effective methods of activating relief efforts. These apps can help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency. If you, or someone you know, has a…