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IS-368.A: Including People With Disabilities in Disaster Operations

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of the need for full inclusion of disaster survivors and FEMA staff who are people with disabilities. It is designed for all personnel involved in disaster operations. It provides an introductory overview of information and strategies to include people with disabilities during mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. It also explains the importance of disability equity and inclusion and provides guidance to FEMA staff on how they can ensure physical, program, and communication access to the whole community. The learner must achieve a minimum passing score of 75%; on final knowledge assessments or demonstrate mastery on performance assessments or research assignments to earn the IACET CEU.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to integrate people with disabilities within emergency management operations.
  • Describe FEMA’s actions supporting the integration of people with disabilities in disaster operations.
  • Describe how the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) works in tandem with other FEMA programs throughout the disaster cycle.

Primary Audience

Open to all enrollees





Course Length:

2 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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