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Crisis Camp Philly: A Global Discussion on Disaster Relief, Technology, Collaboration, & Inclusion

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University presents– Crisis Camp Philly: A Global Discussion on Disaster Relief, Technology, Collaboration, and Inclusion. This event will be offered both live and via the web on October 24th and October 25th from 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Registration for this event is FREE. For more information or to register, visit the Institute’s project site at:

The event will be both LIVE (at Temple University) and interactive web via the Adobe Connect platform. Participants will have the option to participate in the discussions (live and via the web), attend in person, ask questions of the various presenters, or listen as an audience member.

Crisis Camp Philly is an event aimed at addressing the disaster mitigation needs of all people with a focus on disabilities through global technology, innovation, collaboration, and inclusion.
Empasis will be on the discussion of these issues and possible solutions to those issues by collaboration, innovation and sharing best practices both in technology and other disciplines.

Tentative topics include:
– Wireless & SMS Text Practices with Disaster Reporting

– Accessibility, Relevance to AAC (Augmentative and alternative communication)

– Mobility Issues: Disaster Response and Recovery

– Strategic Community Outreach Practices

– Disability Studies meets Disaster Research and Management: Sharing the same “Sandbox”

– Assistive Technology: High and Low Tech mitigation practices in a diverse international community

– The Power of Open Source Technology and Communities

Crisis Camp is also seeking volunteers to help with writing, logistics, corporate and other sponsors, caption transcribers, ASL interpreters, advisors, session recorders, film and audio, logistics, and web access. If you are interested, please contact George Heake at or call 215-589-9261.


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