ADA National Network Learning Session: What Did They Say – Why Effective Communications is Critical in Emergency Management

ADA National Network Webinar Series: Emergency Management and Preparedness – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
Thursday, August 11th, 2022
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Eastern time; 1:30 pm -3:00 pm, Central time.

Register here to attend this webinar.

This webinar reviews the importance of effective communication in emergency management. Using real life examples and from the field, the speakers will address what effective communication means and how emergency managers can improve their public communication to make it effective to people with disabilities.

Aaron Kubey is a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and Communication Access Specialist with FEMA since 2017. He graduated with his Masters in Public Administration with a focus on emergency management in 2020. Aaron is a strong believer in effective communication access, especially in emergency management.

Gay Jones is a Communication Access Specialist with FEMA.

The webinar series is sponsored by Pacific ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Pacific ADA Center at 1-510-285-5600 (Voice/TTY) or email

All webinars include captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to

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.