Emergency Response Program for Access and Functional Needs

As part of the campus Emergency Preparedness Program, we encourage members of the campus community with access and functional needs to evaluate their individual situation and determine the level of assistance they may require during an emergency. A person with one or more of the following concerns is encouraged to follow the recommendations of the Emergency Assistance Program:

  • Limitations that interfere with walking or using stairs
  • Reduced stamina, fatigue, or tire easily
  • Emotional, cognitive, thinking, or learning difficulties
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Temporary limitations (surgery, accidents, pregnancy)
  • Use of technology or medications that could interfere with response times.

The Emergency Response Program for Access and Functional Needs provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to create an emergency response action plan, identify a support team for special evacuation situations, download an Emergency Assistance Response ID Card and enroll in an automated emergency notification and response system.

If you have a access and functional needs which could impact your ability to promptly respond and evacuate a building or facility during an emergency, please review the following planning and resource information and contact the appropriate campus departments for advice and assistance.

Download the Emergency Assistance Program

Campus Emergency Preparedness Manager

Jim Caesar, 805.450.1437

Staff and Faculty

Elizabeth Hammond, Disability Services Manager, Human Resources, 805.893.8571


Disabled Students Program, 805.893.2668

General Public

ADA Compliance Office, 805.893.2184