"Getting it right" conference

By: Portlight , 1:19 AM GMT on June 01, 2013

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Good morning and welcome to todays scheduled speakers here at the "Getting it right" conference.

All times are EDT

9:00am – 9:05am- Paul Timmons, Board Chair, Portlight Strategies

9:05am – 9:35am- Susan Dooha, Exec. Dir., Center for Independence of the Disabled New York

www.cidny.org

Our Mission

The Center for Independence of the Disabled,New York(CIDNY) goal is to ensure full intergration,independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social,economic,cultural and civic life of the community.


"disasters are always inclusive"

"In New York there are 806,030 non institutional people with disabilities"

166,347 with a hearing difficulty;

156,118 with a vision difficulty;

296,391 with a cognitive difficulty;

499,870 with a ambulatory difficulty;

192,532 with a self care difficulty

328,979 with a independent living difficulty


9:35am – 9:50am- Alejandra Ospina and Nick Dupree Disability community activists and New York City residents, sharing their Sandy experience.


Sandy Especially Tough On Vulnerable Populations


10:05am – 10:40am- Syd London, Professional Photographer.

Her photo essay on post-Sandy NYC will be on display in the room.


Syd London, Professional Photographer.

Her photo essay on post-Sandy NYC


10:40am – 11:00am- Lex Frieden - Hurricane Sandy Personal Experiences



This is the homepage of professor Lex Frieden. Lex Frieden is an expert in the fields of rehabilitation and independent living by people with disabilities.

11:00am – 11:20am- Elliot Harkavy -Grants for accessibility



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Sheperd Center RESCUE plan


Shepherd Center launched RESCUE, a community service program providing home alert labels and education for people with physical and or cognitive limitations who find themselves in emergency situations. The mission is to aide in quicker response times and creation of better emergency plans.

To request a RESCUE sticker and informational material, please email Tuwanyo Willis.

Why is this important?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “People with mobility impairments represent a segment of the population with one of the highest risks of dying in a fire.” Based on recent U.S. Census Bureau information, this represents about 21.2 million Americans.



“According to incident reports filed by local fire departments, physical disability was a factor in an average of 380, or 14%, of home fire deaths per year between 2004 and 2008.”

-National Fire Protection Association

Fire Analysis and Research Division



“…Only 47% of people with disabilities have developed plans to evacuate their homes in the event of a disaster and only 54% knew who to contact about emergency plans in their community.”

-The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine




1:00pm – 1:45pm-Panel Discussion: Transportation

Presenters will discuss challenges and solutions in designing transportation plans that would easily accommodate members of the disability community.




Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide For People with Disabilities


1:45pm – 2:30pm- Panel Discussion: Shelter Accommodations

Cross section of members of the disability community who will be explaining what they would need to survive in a shelter for 3-5 days.


3:45pm – 5:15pm- American Red Cross

5:15pm – 5:30pm - Joy Kniskern and Ruth Rust






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Portlight is already deployed in Oklahoma and will be responding immediately to serve people with disabilities there suffering tonight. Your support makes all this possible. Please fire up the PayPal button on our website at the link above. Please remember these folks in your thoughts and prayers!








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8. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:00 PM GMT on June 05, 2013
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7. Portlight
11:40 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
Dr. Masters is delivering his talk on the future of Weather Disasters as it relates to Climate Change.

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6. Portlight
10:30 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
Tuesday June 4, 2013

8:00am – 9:00am- Continental Breakfast (Provided)

9:00am – 9:05am- Paul Timmons, Board Chair, Portlight Strategies

9:05am – 9:35am- Susan Dooha, Exec. Dir., Center for Independence of the Disabled New York

9:35am – 9:50am- Alejandra Ospina and Nick Dupree Disability community activists and New York City residents, sharing their Sandy experience.

9:50am – 10:05am- Break

10:05am – 10:40am- Syd London, Professional Photographer.

Her photo essay on post-Sandy NYC will be on display in the room.

10:40am – 11:00am- Lex Frieden - Personal Experiences

11:00am – 11:20am- Elliot Harkavy -Grants for accessibility

11:20am – 11:40am- Crystal Morgan - Shepherd patient education

11:40am – 12:00pm - GEMINI

12:00pm – 1:00pm- Lunch (Provided)

1:00pm – 1:45pm-Panel Discussion: Transportation

Presenters will discuss challenges and solutions in designing transportation plans that would easily accommodate members of the disability community.

1:45pm – 2:30pm- Panel Discussion: Shelter Accommodations

Cross section of members of the disability community who will be explaining what they would need to survive in a shelter for 3-5 days.

2:30pm – 2:45pm- Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm- Hands on Table Top Exercise X 3

Three modules will be presented: Accessing the shelter, Living at the shelter and Receiving care at the shelter.

3:45pm – 5:15pm- American Red Cross

5:15pm – 5:30pm - Joy Kniskern and Ruth Rust

Reuse and DME

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

8:00am – 9:00am- Continental Breakfast (Provided)

9:00am – 9:20am- Surprise

9:20am – 9:30am- Marcie Roth

9:30am – 9:40am- Mark Johnson

9:40am- 10:20am- Positive Solutions

Discussion on solutions and tools for the future and the TRUE (TRAINING, RESPONSE, UNDERSTANDING AND EMPOWERMENT) ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM.

10:20am – 10:30am- Paul Timmons- closing remarks

We are so glad that you will be joining us for this exciting new endeavor!
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5. Portlight
10:18 PM GMT on June 03, 2013

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4. Portlight
10:11 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013

4:00pm – 6:30pm – Registration

6:30pm – 6:40pm - Welcome, Overview & Conference Expectations, Paul Timmons, Executive Director, Portlight Strategies, Inc.

6:40pm – 7:40pm- Dinner (Provided)

7:40pm–8:30pm- Dr. Jeff Masters, Chief Meteorologist, Weather Underground

Dr. Masters co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. He’ll discuss current weather and environmental trends, and why we can expect to see more storms like Sandy
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3. Portlight
10:07 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
Good evening, and welcome to the 'Getting it Right' Portlight Conference.

The Getting It Right Conference

Shelter and Transportation Accessibility for People With Disabilities

Meeting the Specific Needs of the Underserved, Unserved and Forgotten People.

June 3-5, 2013

The Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA

BACKGROUND

Portlights mission includes providing for the needs of people with disabilities, especially in times of catastrophe. It is our hope that we can become a touchstone not just for those we serve, but for those who provide disaster relief to their communities.

PURPOSE

Promote a new, deep interest in learning about the other community and promotion of inclusive design in emergency management planning.
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2. Patrap
6:01 PM GMT on June 01, 2013
evacuspots(n):

1. The official meeting places where anyone can go for a safe ride if New Orleans must call for a mandatory evacuation.

2. The exact same places residents will have a ride back to once the City is safe and re-entry begins.



Why Evacuspots:

One of the major improvements in the recovery of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina is the free, public evacuation option called City Assisted Evacuation (CAE). The CAE is citywide and can accommodate the over 30,000 residents who lack the ability to evacuate in advance of a Category 3 or higher hurricane.

EvacuSpots was proposed to meet the needs and concerns of New Orleans residents. EvacuSpots is a replicable solution to a critical weakness in our city's safety; the small, inconspicuous size of the signs marking the 17 evacuation pick-up points (below left) were identified as a crucial barrier to citizen awareness of and participation in the CAE.

The City's 17 evacuation points will now be clearly and consistently marked by identical 14-foot sculptures EvacuSpots.

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1. LakeWorthFinn
7:24 AM GMT on June 01, 2013

How do fit your T-shirts on with the angel wings on your back? :)
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