What Large-Scale Planned Events Can Teach Us About Inclusive Planning for Disasters (ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series: Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities)

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
11:30 AM PST - 1:00 PM PST




We often think of disaster planning in terms of a big fire, earthquake, tornado, or terrorist attack. However, many large-scale planned public events require similar emergency planning and coordination with Police, Fire, Transportation, and Public Information Officers, and the ability to react with just-in-time creative and flexible approaches to problem-solving.

Using the 2014 San Francisco Giants' Championship Parade and Civic Celebration as a case study, participants will:

  • Understand necessary steps in pre-planning to ensure the inclusion and safety of people with disabilities and seniors.
  • Review public information dissemination and other strategies to ensure effective communication before and during a large-scale event.
  • Draw the common themes between large-scale events and disasters and use them as an opportunity to practice disaster response.


  • Carla Johnson, CBO, CASp., Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability.
  • Joanna Fraguli, Deputy Director for Programmatic Access at the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability.

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


Business, Employer, State and Local Government, People with Disabilities


State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Emergency Preparedness





Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015