About The Film“The Right to be Rescued” is a short documentary that tells the stories of people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Released days before the 10th anniversary of the storm, our goal is to make emergency planners aware of the specific needs of people with disabilities and push them to alter their disaster plans to make sure those needs are met.
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Official Selection, Social Justice Film Festival 2016
Advocacy Award, Superfest International Disability Film Festival 2016
More Information about Emergency Preparedness Planning
- The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster by Adrien Wiebgen
- Quick Guide on Accommodations for People with Disabilities for Emergency Planners
- Settlement in New York City that details changes to their emergency plan [PDF]
- FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration & Coordination
- Portlight Strategies
- City of New Orleans Department of Health
- “Just In Case: Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers” by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging – National Family Caregiver Support Program [PDF]
- The National Disability Rights Network’s Emergency Management Page
- Disability Rights Washington’s Emergency Preparedness Page
- Red Cross Preparedness Page for People with Disabilities
The following federal funding partners shared in the cost of producing these videos: the Administration for Community Living ACL (Award #1601WAPADD); and the Rehabilitation Services Administration RSA (Award #H240A160048). These contents are the sole responsibility of Disability Rights Washington, the parent organization of Rooted in Rights, and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACL, or RSA.