The Southeast ADA Center Will Broadcast the "ADA Live!" Radio Show: Emergency Shelter Preparedness: Two Perspectives on Wednesday, May 7

May 7, 2014

ADA Live Episode 8: Emergency Shelter Preparedness: Two Perspectives

Wednesday: May 7, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)

WADA “ADA Live!” is a free monthly internet-based radio talk show for individuals interested in learning more about their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The show airs on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. (Eastern) and 12 Noon-12:30 p.m. (Central).

No registration is required. On the day of the live broadcast, links to the live audio and real-time captioning will be available on You cansubmit your questions on this topic, view the complete program schedule and connect to recordings of past episodes , including a transcript, resources and more on

Mark your calendar and join this informative discussion on: Emergency Shelter Preparedness: Two Perspectives on Wednesday – May 7, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Eastern). This month’s guest speakers are Marilyn Self, Regional Director, Disaster Support Functions, for the American Red Cross – Georgia Region and Cheri Hofmann, Distance Learning Coordinator and Technical Assistance Specialist for the Southeast ADA Center, and the moderator is Mary Morder, Southeast ADA Center. Planning for and responding to emergencies can be overwhelming. The key is preparation.  This episode discusses what emergency managers and shelter operators need to know in order to prepare for housing people with disabilities and also talks about what people with disabilities need to do to prepare for emergency evacuations.

Please share with others who may be interested in this show:
Flyer: ADA Live! Broadcast on May 7 [PDF] 
Press Release: ADA Live! Broadcast on May 7 [Webpage].

For questions about the ADA Live! radio show,  contact the Southeast ADA Center by email at or call 404-541-9001 (voice/tty).
For ADA questions, contact your regional ADA Center in the ADA National Network at
1-800-949-4232 (voice/tty).

About the Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center answers questions and provides training and materials about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including information about the rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of businesses as well as state and helpful resources. The Center serves an eight-state geographic region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Center is a grant project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and one of 10 regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network sponsored by grants from the U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to offer training and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA. For more information:
Southeast ADA Center website (

About the ADA National Network
The ADA National Network is the “go to” resource for information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its implementation. The Network consists of ten regional centers located throughout the United States that provide services and assistance tailored to meet the needs of local businesses, government and individuals. The ADA National Network is not an enforcement or regulatory agency—but rather a helpful resource.  Contact the ADA National Network or your regional ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232 (voice/tty). All calls are confidential. For more information: ADA National Network website (