VIDEO: Stakeholder Meeting with FEMA Administrator Criswell

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies hosted a Disability Community Stakeholders virtual meeting with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, who was appointed by President Biden earlier this year. Seven disabled panelists, joined by over 100 stakeholders, spoke to systemic barriers disabled people have faced during disasters including the COVID-19 pandemic. Administrator Criswell followed with brief comments on FEMA’s commitment to disabled people. 

View the post-production of the meeting by clicking the button below. ASL interpretation is on-screen, and closed captions are available via the "CC" button at the bottom of the video. You can find the transcript of the event here.

If you have any questions or need an accommodation to access the transcript, please contact Priya Penner at

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