Supplies for People with Disabilities

This checklist is relatively new and ongoing endeavors are being made to adequately identify needs. E-mail or write us for your proven stockpile supplies if they are not listed below.

Power Supplies

  • For those who depend on power for equipment or refrigeration, have a back-up power supply (generator, power inverters, charged batteries, adapter plug for vehicle lighter).
  • For devices that use batteries, stock extra batteries. 

Hearing

  • Notebook and pen.
  • Battery-operated lantern (for lip reading and sign language).
  • Visual or sensory alerts.
  • Vibrating/strobe alarm clock.
  • Extra pager, TTY batteries, hearing aid, or implant batteries.
  • Pager/communication devices.
  • Portable, battery-powered television.
  • Other   

Mobility

  • Manual chair for electric wheelchair users.
  • Pair of heavy-duty gloves for wheeling over debris.
  • Shower chair and toilet riser.
  • Patch kit for flat tires and extra inner tubes.
  • Extra charged battery for a power wheelchair or scooter. (Ask vendor how to charge in emergency situations.)
  • Assistive devices for eating.
  • Backpack with smaller supplies on this list (to grab and attach to chair).
  • Other 

Sight

  • Extra pair of glasses.
  • Extra supply of contact lenses and lens solution.
  • Extra cane tips or telescoping cane.
  • Portable radio with batteries.
  • Other  

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