Disabilities - Access and Functional Needs

The purpose of this page is to provide the whole community, including those with disabilities or access and fucntional needs, with information that can assist with personal safety and preparedness efforts.  

Register Ready

“Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.

Registration is free. Click on the Register Ready photo above to learn more about the program, or to register in the system. Registration is free and confidential.

View the Register Ready / NJ Special Needs Registry Form 

Preparedness4Deaf Videos 

Emergency Preparedness Videos and Accessible Emergency Information

Over the past few years, we as Americans have experienced both natural and manmade disasters.  In an effort to better inform the community the Northeast Texas Public Health District has compiled 18 Emergency Preparedness Topics and formatted the information to be friendly to deaf, blind, and limited sight populations. The information is in video and downloadable document format for public use at this link: Accessible Emergency Information. 

General Emergency Preparedness Information - American Sign Language

Family Emergency Preparedness Plan Information - American Sign Language

Shelter in Place Information - American Sign Language

Hurricane Preparedness - American Sign Language

For more videos on dozens of other topics, check out the Preparedness4Deaf Youtube page. For large print documents, go to Accessible Emergency Information website, Large Print. For braille documents, go to Accessible Emergency Information website, Braille.