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People with disabilities

More than 61 million* Americans have a disability. The identity of the group of Americans with disabilities is constantly changing — at any moment we ourselves could become part of this group, for maybe a short time or maybe for a long time.  

Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities
The latest edition of NFPA's Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF) provides guidance to building occupants and building managers in non-residential buildings on how to develop an emergency evacuation plan that is inclusive of people with disabilities. The information provided within the document, as well as the accompanying checklist, will assist in preparing evacuation plans to address the needs of building occupants with disabilities regarding their safe evacuation in emergencies. As with previous editions, this document has been developed by NFPA’s Disabilities Access Review and Advisory Committee (DARAC).


*CDC, 2022

In This Section
  • Educational materials NFPA offers a wealth of free educational materials for both consumers and public educators that deal directly with the safety needs of people with disabilities.
  • Safety videos in American Sign Language Safety tips for heating, cooking, electrical hazards and smoking in American Sign Language.