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Emergency Preparedness topic of Institute's upcoming webinar

August 2012

GRAPHIC: Hurricane satellite photo and smartphone...READY?In recognition of September as "National Emergency Preparedness Month," the Institute will sponsor a webinar entitled Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness, Assistive Technology and Persons with Functional and Access Needs.

Scheduled for Thursday, September 13 at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, the webinar will detail the role of assistive technology (AT) reuse and emergency readiness in preparing consumers who have a variety of needs (including access and functionality) for disasters and emergencies.

Jamie Prioli, Assistive Technology Specialist and Program Coordinator for the Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership at the Institute, will introduce participants to the supplies needed to make a personal emergency "go kit."" Ms. Prioli, also a specialist in Emergency Management Preparation for People with Functional Needs, will demonstrate 10 apps for the Android, iPad and iPhone commonly used for emergency preparedness.

This webinar is FREE. To register and participate, logon to the following address 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled 11 a.m. start time: https://breeze.temple.edu/at-eprep2012

For more information, contact Jamie Prioli, jamie.prioli@temple.edu; 215-204-1356.

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