📅 13 days until CORE EU-funded Project Webinar 2 - Designing an inclusive resilience: The full consideration of vulnerability before, during and after disasters, to be held next October 3, 2022, from 13h00 to 16h00 CEST.
🔎 FOCUS on Leyla Craig, Disability Inclusion and Engagement Officer at the Fire and Rescue NSW (New South Wales - Australia) who will take the floor on "The Co-Production Approach to Fire Safety for People with Disabilities".
👉 Research shows that people with disabilities are at higher risk for fire fatalities than people without disabilities because fire safety information is not accessible to them and their access needs. This is important with the ongoing heatwaves and wildfires from Europe to Australia.
👉 To address this, Fire and Rescue NSW, is taking on an innovative approach to engaging people with disabilities to co-design disaster information tailored to each disability group and their needs.
👉 This also includes an internal disability training toolkit for firefighters on interacting with and supporting people from different disability groups during emergencies.
👉 As a practitioner in disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR), Leyla Craig has been involved in local and international DiDRR projects focussing on Deaf Communities in Australia and Southeast Asia.
👉 Her work involves exploring the underlying causes and gaps that exists between Deaf Communities, disability groups, and emergency services as well as identifying sustainable solutions that meets the specific needs of different disability groups within the disaster and risk space.
👉 The personal lived experiences as a Deaf person and the disconnects seen between Deaf Communities as well as disability groups and emergency services has led her to become a PhD research candidate at the University of Sydney focussing on Deaf Communities and Organisations’ capacities to respond to and support those affected by hazards and disasters.
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