The Red Cross will soon be positively impacting recovery and preparedness among people with sensory disabilities. The Hurricane Harvey Long-Term Recovery Grant awarded to No Barriers Communication funds the production of 32 videos in English and Spanish with both close-captioned subtitles and sign language interpreters for deaf viewers.
“There is not a lot of information accessible to the deaf community about where to go and get services,” says Dan Heller, executive producer. No Barriers Communication is dedicated to educating about the need for access to people with sensory disabilities.
The first video of the series, ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown,’ educates viewers on the dangers of driving through running waters during flooding and will be available on YouTube soon. Other video topics in production include ‘Types of Flooding,’ ‘Contractor Fraud’ and ‘What is a Tornado?’
“We appreciate what the Red Cross is doing and I hope this sets a precedent for our nation,” said Kay Chiodo, President of No Barriers Communication. “This project makes a difference because it helps save lives.”
A complete listing of Hurricane Harvey Recovery Grants is available at www.redcross.org/harveyrecoverygrants