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ADA National Network Learning Session: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody: Colorado’s Development of a statewide Access & Functional Needs Program

Thursday, January 14, 2021
2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EST

Cost: Free

Format: Webinar

Where: Online/Web-based

Sponsored By:

Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness
from the Pacific ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network


"Access & Functional Needs" is one of the current fault lines of effective emergency planning and response. While the concepts and importance of access & functional needs planning and response are becoming better understood among different emergency partners, operationalizing access & functional needs responsibilities is still challenging. It sounds a lot like the story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody:

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Fixing fault-lines like coordinated access & functional needs planning and response is not a fast process. It requires a culture shift among many emergency partners to see their responsibilities in a new "people-focused" light. Critical practices in Colorado’s efforts to "get it right" have been lock-step collaboration of state government partners who lead ESF-5, ESF-6, and ESF-8 planning and response, as well as seeking ongoing feedback and planning guidance from community members and organizations who regularly resource people with disabilities and other access & functional needs. Strong communication and ongoing collaboration is the only way to make sure everybody can do their role and nobody gets left behind in our emergency practices.


Deadline to Register - January 13, 2021

Register at or choose the web link below.

These 90-minute webinars are delivered by the Pacific ADA Center using the Zoom webinar platform. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived. This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform.

To view all of the webinar sessions or to see previous sessions, go to

Contact For More Information:

Pacific ADA Center
Phone: 510-285-5600 (v/tty)
Web: Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness

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