By describing a transformed life cycle of emergency management, this paper re-envisions how emergency managers may prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disaster impacts in the future. Additionally, this paper also reveals how the broader social, political, economic, and cultural levels must change to foment a culture of safety with and for people with disabilities. The authors use the framework to identify how future wireless technologies can empower people with disabilities with regards to individual (or household) emergency preparedness and in coping with the drastic life changes following a disaster.
Bennett, DeeDee M.; Phillips, Brenda D.; and Davis, Elizabeth, "The future of accessibility in disaster conditions: How wireless technologies will transform the life cycle of emergency management" (2016). Public Administration Faculty Publications. 83.