AT for Addressing Recovery Stages of Emergencies

Initiative Description

CIDE has worked with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on the inclusion of assistive technology in the planning, response, and recovery stages of an emergency. Through our trainings we have seen an increase in the type and amount of assistive technology being provided at the mass care shelters and disaster assistance center. We have also seen a large increase in requests for information about specific assistive technology solutions from emergency managers and planners from across the state. 

Lessons Learned/Replication

We have developed an information fact sheet and checklist to assist individuals in documenting their assistive technologies to reduce the confusion in replacing equipment and assist with their rapid replacement. 

Year of Implementation


Other focus area

Emergency Response



Initiative contact information

Maureen Melonis