POSTPONED — ADA National Network Learning Session: Geographic Differences in Disaster Risk Vulnerability for People with Disabilities in the U.S.: A Look at Data and Mapping

Thursday, November 10th, 2022
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Eastern time; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Central time.

NOTE: This webinar has been postponed to a later date. We will update at a future date when the new webinar details are available.

ADA National Network Webinar Series: Emergency Management and Preparedness – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

This webinar series is sponsored by Pacific ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN).
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All webinars include captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to

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Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance

This webinar will highlight findings from a set of research projects examining geographic differences in natural disaster risk for people with disabilities across the United States. The webinar will share community-level data on disability and natural disaster risk, as well as showcase a series of interactive maps that can be accessed by users. We will highlight differences in demographic characteristics of people with disabilities including race/ethnicity, gender, and impairment type. We will discuss the potential implications of this research for individuals with disabilities and their families, as local emergency management agencies, and policymakers and stakeholders across the country.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to access data about disability and natural disasters for one’s local community, and understand the advantages and limitations of these data.
  • Understand how natural disaster risk for people with disabilities differs across U.S. communities, and also by demographic characteristics and differences in types of disability.
  • Learn about research methods used to analyze and better understand disaster risk for people with disabilities.

Amal Harrati, Ph.D. is a policy researcher at Mathematica whose research focuses on improving the economic and social well-being of people with disabilities. Dr. Harrati specializes in analyzing and informing a wide range of disability-related policies and programs and is particularly passionate about studying the effects of climate change and natural disasters on people with disabilities. Dr. Harrati’s research has been funded by the Social Security Administration, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and the National Institute of Health.

Webinars begin at 2:30 pm, Eastern time; 1:30 pm, Central time.

These 90-minute webinars are delivered by the Pacific ADA Center using the Zoom webinar platform. All webinars will be captioned, recorded, and archived. This program is delivered using both the webinar platform and the telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available on the webinar platform.

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