After the earthquakes experienced in New Zealand a few years ago, researches decided to look into how people with varying disabilities coped in the disaster, specifically studying those who are visually impaired. The results of the study is a report that lays out suggestions to ensure that people who are visually impaired are taken care of in emergency situations and calls for changes to emergency response plans.
Read more about the study and the findings in this article.
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Visually impaired experiences of earthquakes highlight gaps in disaster preparedness