[15 Answers] FEMA IS-368: Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations

Here are the test answers to FEMA IS-368: Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations.

Overview: FEMA IS-368 course was published on 2/20/2014 to increase awareness and understanding of the need for full inclusion of disaster survivors and FEMA staff who are people with disabilities, and people with access and functional needs.

The course provides an overview of disabilities and access and functional needs and explains how disaster staff can apply inclusive practices in their disaster assignments.

Primary audience: FEMA IS-368 course is designed for all personnel involved in disaster operations at the Joint Field Office (JFO) and in other disaster facilities and activities.

FEMA IS-368 test answers

Question 1. This law requires that people with disabilities have access to products and services such as telephones, cell phones, pagers, call-waiting, and operator services that were previously not accessible for many people with disabilities.
A. Fair Housing Act of 1968, as Amended
B. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended
C. Rehabilitation Act of 1973
D. Telecommunications Act of 1996✅

Question 2.  The mission of this FEMA group is to provide guidance, tools, methods, and strategies to integrate and coordinate emergency management inclusive of individuals with access and functional needs.
A. External Affairs
B. Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC)✅
C. Office of Equal Rights
D. Center for Independent Living

Question 3. The legislation that requires facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds to be accessible to the public is:
A. Fair Housing Act of 1968, as Amended
B. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended
C. Rehabilitation Act of 1973
D. Architectural Barriers Act of 1968✅

Question 4. Immediately after a series of storms hit an area, various community agencies, organizations, and volunteers form a committee to locate recovery resources and communicate the information to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. This is an example of:
A. The Whole Community Approach✅
B. National Response Framework
C. The Social Model
D. Stafford Act

Question 5. Asking those with transportation accessibility needs to identify local resources such as accessible vans and buses is an example of:
A. The Whole Community Approach
B. Rehabilitation Act of 1973
C. Equal rights✅

Question 6. Which entity/group is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services?
A. Office of Disability Integration
B. Center for Independent Living✅
C. Regional Disability Integration Specialists
D. Regional Response Coordination Center

Question 7. For many individuals, simply providing physical, programmatic, or communications access will allow them to maintain independence in an environment outside their home.
A. TRUE✅
B. FALSE

Question 8. Including all members of the community in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation:
A. Strengthens the emergency management program.✅
B. Is not always the best approach.
C. Slows down the planning process.
D. Ensures disaster survivors get the maximum amount of assistance.

Question 9. If a person’s speech is difficult to understand:
A. Pretend to understand to avoid embarrassing the person.
B. Ask the person to speak more distinctly.
C. Ask him or her to repeat what was said.✅
D. Explain that the person should write what they want to communicate.

Question 10. People with disabilities and others with access and functional needs may be charged to cover the costs of measures to ensure equal access and nondiscrimination.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE✅

Question 11. What document states that “it is “essential to incorporate individuals with disabilities or specific access and functional needs and individuals with limited English proficiency … in all aspects of the planning process”?
A. Presidential Policy Directive 8
B. Incident Command System
C. Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101✅
D. Stafford Act

Question 12. Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) and Job Access With Speech (JAWS) are examples of:
A. Advanced equipment and software that is available only in permanent FEMA facilities.
B. Technology under development but not currently available to the general public.
C. Optional services that may be made available if requested by the State.
D. Assistive Technology that can provide equal access in a DRC.✅

Question 13. The Disability Integration Advisor is a partner and subject-matter advisor to the Equal Rights Advisor on disability issues.
A. TRUE✅
B. FALSE

Question 14. If unsure about a person’s disability accommodation or access and functional needs, the best approach is to:
A. Make an educated guess.
B. Contact the Equal Rights Advisor.
C. Ask the person.✅
D. Notify the Federal Coordinating Officer.

Question 15. When speaking with a disaster survivor who has decreased physical stamina:
A. Try to make the conversation brief.
B. Ask if you may speak to a family member instead.
C. Find a place to sit and talk.✅
D. Politely ask the person to return when they feel stronger.