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Incorporating ADA and Functional Needs in Emergency Exercises

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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 90: Incorporating ADA and Functional Needs in Emergency Exercises explores how airports include persons with disabilities and others with access or functional needs (DAFN) into emergency exercises. Because not all functional needs are visually or readily apparent, airports find that including these community members in DAFN on emergency exercises improves the safety of passengers, airport visitors, and employees at airports. The report describes effective practices and provides additional resources and tools in the following report appendices:

  • Appendix A: Script for Interviews
  • Appendix B: Participants
  • Appendix C: DAFN-Inclusive Exercise Scenario from MSP
  • Appendix D: Sample DAFN-Inclusive Training Materials from LAX
  • Appendix E: ADA-Inclusive Exercise Worksheet from JAX
  • Appendix F: List of Resource Groups to Involve in DAFN-Inclusive Emergency Planning and Exercises
  • Appendix G: Checklist for Integrating the DAFN Community in Emergency Exercises


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Incorporating ADA and Functional Needs in Emergency Exercises. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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50 pages |8.5 x 11

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