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Reducing barriers

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, August 28, 2014

REDUCING the barriers to disability inclusion in disaster-risk management activities is important, says United Blind Persons of Fiji president Lanieta Tuimabu.

Ms Tuimabu said simple things such as transport for those who could not walk long distances or those who lived far away during a disaster was vital.

She said during a disaster the evacuation venue or location should be accessible to everyone with a disability.

"We need to use a lot of communication mediums to cater for the different support needs of participants during any disaster, the use of visual presentations such as maps, diagrams, posters is great as it will support people who are deaf and others who have hearing and speech impairment," she said.

She said more discussions should be done in addressing such issues at national and community level.





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