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International Deaf Emergency: Disaster preparation, relief, recovery

International Deaf Emergency, Inc., (IDE) provides pre-disaster preparation, rescue & relief, and post-disaster reconstruction and recovery.
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The organization, International Deaf Emergency, Inc., (IDE) offers emergency services in pre-disaster preparation. They also provide rescue and relief during an emergency, as well as post disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery. Meanwhile, they are a U.S.-based non-profit organization. Additionally, they are an international member of the World Federation of the Deaf and has consultative status with the United Nations. As a result, they attend high-level meetings to advocate for better inclusion of deaf people in disaster planning and recovery.

Their  resource page provides position papers, official letters, and other documents on deaf people and people with disabilities in emergency situations. 

Meanwhile, the International Deaf Emergency website has accessibility barriers for people who use screen reading software. For example, images do not use alternative tags to describe them for people who cannot see. A video on the front page uses sign language, but does not provide captions or a transcript.

Also see other resources related to emergency planning and humanitarian response.

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