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ADA Learning Session: "What Did They Say - Why Effective Communications is Critical in Emergency Management"

August 11, 2022

Register here to attend this webinar.

This webinar reviews the importance of effective communication in emergency management. Using real life examples and from the field, the speakers will address what effective communication means and how emergency managers can improve their public communication to make it effective to people with disabilities.

Learning objectives:

  • Attendees will learn what effective communication means.
  • Attendees will understand how to apply it to their work in emergency management


Aaron Kubey is a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and Communication Access Specialist with FEMA since 2017. He graduated with his Masters in Public Administration with a focus on emergency management in 2020. Aaron is a strong believer in effective communication access, especially in emergency management.

Gay Jones is a Communication Access Specialist with FEMA.