Announcing the revised Cal OES Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Library
In response to the immense number of inquiries from across the state (and the nation) by community leaders, state agencies, advocacy organizations, emergency managers, private sector partners, and others seeking access and functional needs-related informational resources; the Cal OES Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) has revised its AFN Library ( https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/access-functional-needs/afn-library ) – a central, online repository/clearinghouse of whole community-based best practices, lessons learned, guidance, white papers, etc.
The updated repository is free and accessible to our partners and to the public. The resources housed cover a wide array of AFN-specific topics and needs. So, whether you’re looking for information on effective communication, sheltering, or integrated planning; the clearinghouse is a one-stop-shop to finding the best available resources out there!
The revised AFN Library has been audited, updated, re-categorized, and annotated to ensure it provides relevant, up-to-date materials, topics, and resource links, as well as offering a user-friendly accessible navigational system.
Understanding that our partners produce and consume a tremendous amount of information, we hope you’ll let us know if there are specific tools, documents or resources you would like us to include in the clearinghouse. If so, please send them to us via email: OAFN@caloes.ca.gov.