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Communication Access for People with Limited Speech: For Emergency Management Personnel

The RERC on Communication Enhancement

January 1, 2011

People with limited speech are an especially vulnerable population in any emergency or disaster.

This document provides information about communication methods for people who are not able to use their natural speech to communicate. This may include people with speech disabilities, individuals with cognitive difficulties, very young children, anyone under severe stress, people with significant hearing loss or anyone with limited English proficiency.