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Pushing Limits – Haiti’s Disaster & Oakland’s Disaster Plan

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In a natural disaster like the earthquake in Haiti, people with disabilities suffer the highest death rate. Moreover, for every person killed, three more are likely to become disabled. Pushing Limits talks to Portland Strategies, who are activein Haiti with supplies and peer support for disabled people. We willcheck in with Karla Gilbride, an attorney from Disability Rights Advocates, who successfully negotiated a settlement with the City of Oakland to improve disaster planning for people with disabilities.

What helps prevent death and injury to those who live with disability during an emergency?  How can we support Haitian people with disabilities after an earthquake that killed two hundred thousand people? Adrienne Lauby and Shelley Berman pose these questions.

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