People With Disabilities and Other Access/Functional Needs
All individuals, including people with disabilities, should take the time before a disaster to plan for survival at home, in a shelter, or elsewhere in the event of an actual emergency. Please see the following websites for more general information:
- The National Organization on Disability
- Accessible Emergency Information
- Emergency Alert System
- Red Cross
- OSDH ASL Videos for Preparedness
Now is the time to plan ahead for what you may need to stay safe, healthy, informed, mobile, and independent during a disaster. Remember that a disaster may require sheltering-in-place at home or evacuating to an emergency shelter or other form of temporary housing.
Preparedness for Persons who are Blind/Low Vision
Video description is audio-narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the program's dialogue. Video description makes TV programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. To learn more about video description and if it is available on Oklahoma City stations, please contact your local TV station or refer to this document from the Federal Communications Commission
Large Print Materials
To view emergency preparedness and response material in large print, please see our Large Print Materials under the Resources and Information section of our website.
Preparedness for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This link will lead you to general ASL information and videos with captioning for all emergencies, including Anthrax AND Plague. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ASL videos for all POD information starting with Introduction to the POD (Point of Dispensing).
American Sign Language
This link provides American Sign Language (ASL) video resources for the deaf and hard of hearing communities for all types of emergencies that could happen in OKC/County. Click on the link and then choose from the list of videos that you want to see.
Oklahoma City AHAS subscribers in an area affected by an emergency or disaster will be able to receive accessible alert messages in American Sign Language (ASL) and English voice and text. The alert message could include information about the emergency and what actions to take.
This program will send accessible alert messages to internet and video capable devices such as computers, cell phones, smart phones, tablets, and wireless Braille readers. Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed. Complete the Oklahoma City AHAS signup form to receive alert messages in accessible formats. Register today for alert messages in accessible formats HERE at http://okc.ahasalerts.com.