Resources for the blind and partially sighted
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind's key learnings on earthquake preparedness and response for the blind or partially sighted
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind provides some of its key learnings on earthquake preparedness and response for the blind or partially sighted. If your neighbour, a family member of someone you know in your community is blind or partially sighted you can also help them to prepare.
key learnings on earthquake preparedness and response for the blind or partially sighted (.docx 171kb)
Get ready now so you can get through
This resource has been produced by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management in collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. It contains useful information on the natural disasters that can happen in New Zealand and provides advice on how to be better prepared.
Download and listen to the audio files (MP3 format)
Part 1: How to get ready
How to get ready.mp3 (63kB)
Household Emergency Planning.mp3 (831kB)
Emergency survival items/Getaway kits.mp3 (989kB)
People with disabilities.mp3 (1.2MB)
Pets and livestock.mp3 (456kB)
Storing water.mp3 (570kB)
Emergency sanitation.mp3 (207kB)
Get your car ready.mp3 (197kB)
Get your business ready.mp3 (357kB)
Who to contact.mp3 (231kB)
Radio stations to listen to.mp3 (191kB)
Part 2: Learn about disasters
Learn about disasters.mp3 (33kB)
Household Emergency Checklist.mp3 (800kB)
Household Emergency Plan.mp3 (550kB)
Closing announcement.mp3 (181kB)
Download the audio CD cover artwork (PNG)
Download the audio CD contents artwork (PNG)
Read "Get ready now so you can get through" in electronic text format (doc).
The resource is available in a range of formats, including e-text, DAISY talking books, audio CDs and cassettes, and Braille. The information is also offered on the Foundation’s Telephone Information Service. For further information on how you can access the various formats, please contact the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind.