I’ve been watching on social media as Portlight has been helping to coordinate specific rescues and reached out to Paul to get his take on the issues. Here’s the big takeaway:
What do readers need to know about people with disabilities and disasters?
The most important message is for the emergency responders, the emergency management people: There is no disaster loophole when it comes to ensuring the civil rights of people with disabilities. That message drives everything else that goes on in this space.