Friday, October 28, 2022

Webinar - ADA Learning Session: "Geographic Differences in Disaster Risk Vulnerability for People with Disabilities in the U.S.: A Look at Data and Mapping"


Announcing a New Webinar -
ADA Learning Session: "Geographic Differences in Disaster Risk Vulnerability for People with Disabilities in the U.S.:
A Look at Data and Mapping"

November 10th, 2022

Registration for this webinar is now open

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time.
Registration: Free on-line at
Registration closes at midnight, November 9, 2022.

All webinars offer captioning. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made the Monday before the webinar to For all other accessibility questions about Zoom webinar conferencing software, go to

This webinar will highlight findings from a set of research projects examining geographic differences in natural disasters risk for people with disabilities across the United States. The webinar will share community-level data on disability and natural disaster risk, as well as showcase a series of interactive maps that can be accessed by users. We will highlight differences in demographic characteristics of people with disabilities including race/ethnicity, gender, and impairment type. We will discuss the potential implications of this research to individuals with disabilities and their families, as local emergency management agencies, and policymakers and stakeholders across the country.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to access data about disability and natural disasters for one's local community, and understand the advantages and limitations of these data.
  • Understand how natural disaster risk for people with disabilities differs across U.S. communities, and also by demographic characteristics and differences in types of disability.
  • Learn about research methods used to analyze and better understand disaster risk for people with disabilities.


Amal Harrati, Ph.D., is a policy researcher at Mathematica whose research focuses on improving the economic and social well-being of people with disabilities. Dr. Harrati specializes in analyzing and informing a wide range of disability-related policies and programs, and is particularly passionate about studying the effects of climate change and natural disasters on people with disabilities. Dr. Harrati's research has been funded by the Social Security Administration, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and the National Institute of Health.

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The information presented in this webinar is intended solely as informal guidance, and is neither a determination of legal rights or responsibilities by NIDILRR.

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