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Disability tips for first responders

Mobile Tips, a mobile-based website, was developed by Dr. Laura Stough at Texas A&M University, to provide first responders with essential, detailed instructions and resources about people with disabilities experiencing disaster.Each section of Mobile TIPS includes multiple instructions and real life, applicable scenarios. For example, the section about Service Animals includes information such as: “When a dog is wearing its harness, it is on duty. In the event you are asked to take the dog while assisting the individual, hold the leash and not the harness.”

 

Mobile TIPS includes contact information for state resources and groups. This assists first responders requiring additional information or assistance for an individual with disabilities. The Mobile Tips includes an extensive list of both Disability and Emergency Management Acronyms.

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