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Age-related limitations such as cognitive, hearing, and vision impairments can make it hard for some older adults to access and understand health messages or emergency information. When designing health or emergency messages or instructions, use these resources to address the needs of special populations such as older adults, people with sensory impairments, and people with limited English proficiency.

Hurricane Preparedness and Evacuation Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired Populations
Cameron County, Texas

Older Adults: Designing Health Information to Meet their Needs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Developing Materials to match the health literacy skills of older adults

Accessible Emergency Information
Northeast Texas Public Health District

Resources for Serving Persons with Limited English Proficiency
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services