Mike Coston at the always thoughtful Avian Flu Diary blog recently addressed a topic I was meaning to discuss but had not yet gotten around to. In a post, “NPM10: The Ethics of Prepping,” Coston raises the question whether “it is unfair, or somehow unethical, to ask those with greater financial means to prepare for disasters while some [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Diverse Communities Preparedness'
The Economics Of Citizen Preparedness: Should Government Officials More Openly Acknowledge Its Readiness Messaging Is Financially, Socially Tiered?
September 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments
August 10th, 2010 · No Comments
The University of Maryland’s Center for Health & Homeland Security’s blog has an interesting post on shortcomings in emergency alert systems for the deaf and hard of hearing.
In the post, Nuclear Alert Sirens Fall Short For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing,” Greg Sunshine points out that in the event of a radiological emergency, people [...]
Are You Ready Or Nyet? FEMA Adds New Languages Incl. Russian, Chinese, Haitian Creole & Tagalog To Ready.Gov Preparedness Site
July 29th, 2010 · No Comments
The ReadydotGov Twitter feed proudly announced Thursday that: “We just translated 16,000 words of preparedness information into Russian!”
The Ready.Gov site is now offering 8 languages in addition to English — Russian, French, Tagalog, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Spanish.
A screenshot of Ready.Gov’s Russian language site.
These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can [...]
October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments
FEMA has just launched a redesigned Spanish language website, www.fema.gov/espanol. According to the press release:
“The site is focused on individuals and families in multi-hazard disasters. It includes information on what to do before (preparedness), during (response) and after (recovery and mitigation) disasters…
The new design features a simple format with main topics divided in blocks of [...]
August 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment
Thanks to the aforementioned Jennings Carney’s ”Partnership Update” via the On The Homefront blog of the Homeland Security Digital Library I learned of an interesting new report from the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and Asian Pacific American Legal Center that found ”immigrant and limited English proficient populations are not fully incorporated in disaster preparedness educational efforts and emergency response plans”.
The press release for the [...]