DSW Whole Community
Integrating People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs before, during, and after a disaster. The County is committed to understanding and meeting the needs of the Whole Community before, during, and after a disaster.
As a Disaster Service Worker, you will be providing assistance to people in need and may encounter various individuals, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
The following resources provide guidelines, videos, and tips to best interact and communicate with individuals from the Whole Community.
- Texas A & M University, Center on Disability and Development
Mobile Guide: Mobile Tips for First Responders
- St. Petersburg College, Center for Public Safety Innovation
Guide and Videos: Emergency Response for People Who Have Access and Functional Needs: A Guide for First Responders
- Western University, Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy
Guide: Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities (2011)