A small group of non-profits were asked by the State of Alaska Division of Public Health, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, and the Anchorage Municipality to create a series of videos on emergency preparedness. The videos are signed in American Sign Language (ASL), captioned, and voiced in order to be the most accessible possible.
About our groups:
Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to people who experience a disability. As an Independent Living Center, our mission is to encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability to live independently in the community of their choice. Through our assistance and support individuals with disabilities can identify and obtain needed services in an effort to maintain their independence as opposed to living in an institution.
Access Alaska was formed in 1983 to serve the Anchorage area. Services were later expanded in 1984 and 1998 when offices in were opened in Fairbanks and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) is Alaska’s only comprehensive assistive technology (AT) resource center. AT can be the key to greater independence and productivity for people in their home, school, community, and/or place of employment. ATLA provides demonstrations, information, and device loans to help Alaskans make informed decisions and select the AT that best meets their needs.
ATLA is a nonprofit organization specializing in assessments, assistive technology, and technology training services. We work with government, business, education, health services organizations, and individuals to provide accessible and cost-effective technology solutions to promote independent living and success.
The Bridges Navigator Program provides a range of resources and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Alaskans to improve long-term employment and housing options. It is run by Alyeska Vocational Services through funding provided by Alaska DHSS. Alyeska Vocational Services is dedicated to providing outstanding quality services that result in successful community involvement & employment.
This video was made possible by grants from Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Alaska Division of Public Health.