The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council presents Universal Design in Emergency Planning, a presentation on the importance of creating emergency plans designed to serve everyone regardless of their disabilities or other functional needs, livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on March 23 at 10 a.m. EST (Pittsburgh), 9 a.m. CST (Chicago), 7 a.m. PST (Los Angeles).

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Planning for Safety in Changing Times is a series of workshops on inclusive emergency planning for two audiences: arts managers and public safety planners/first responders.

Universal Design in Emergency Planning for Arts Managers

Presenter: Marcie Roth, President Obama’s Director of the US Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC)

Marcie Roth, former Directory of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, will discuss the importance of creating emergency plans that both satisfy your legal obligations and truly serve people with disabilities and other functional needs. Join us for a presentation on how universally designed emergency planning benefits all, and learn how this kind of emergency planning will serve everyone, regardless of their functional needs. This session is an introductory session that will interest decision makers, access specialists and others in your organization who focus on safety.

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