The Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities (ICC) was established by Executive Order 13347 to ensure that the federal government appropriately supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in disaster situations.
The purpose of the Council is to:
- Consider, in their emergency preparedness planning, the unique needs of agency employees with disabilities and individuals with disabilities whom the agency serves;
- Encourage, including through the provision of technical assistance, consideration of the unique needs of employees and individuals with disabilities served by state, local, and tribal governments, and private organizations and individuals in emergency preparedness planning; and
- Facilitate cooperation among federal, state, local, and tribal governments and private organizations and individuals in the implementation of emergency preparedness plans as they relate to individuals with disabilities.
Disability Emergency Preparedness
Much more information on the Council, including resources, newsletters, reports about emergency preparedness and individuals with disabilities, are available online at Disability.gov.
By mail or phone:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
Building 410, Mail Stop #0190
Washington, D.C. 20528
Toll Free: 1-866-644-8360
Toll Free TTY: 1-866-644-8361