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Emergency preparedness for the Deaf community

Emergency preparedness for the Deaf community

For the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing population

In King County, we all must take urgent action to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19:

Deaf Inc.'s Emergency Preparedness video

With many disaster preparedness materials online being inaccessible to the population whose primary language is American Sign Language, DEAF Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the Emergency Kit preparedness video in sign language.

It's important for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing to prepare themselves and their families for disasters. This video shows how to make an emergency kit to help survive after a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness and the Deaf Community: For the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Latened Deaf (PDF)

Whether you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Latened Deaf, there are specific things that you need to consider as you prepare for disaster. We urge you to review this brochure and start thinking about your own steps to preparedness. Be sure to keep this reference in your disaster kit and refer to it regularly.