In February 2003, the Department of Homeland Security released its citizen preparedness Web site,www.Ready.gov, and completed a large-scale update this past July. But the Federation of American Scientists believed it could do better, and has launched its own site, www.ReallyReady.org.
The federationâ€™s site includes emergency preparedness plans and information for businesses to help keep workers safe in a number of specific scenarios, including attacks, diseases, natural disasters, industrial disasters and even extreme weather patterns.
The federation said the pages of DHSâ€™ Ready.gov, which is parodied in design as well as name by the scientistsâ€™ site, included generic advice, repetitive details, unnecessary lengthy descriptions and insufficient information for people with disabilities.
More ready than ready (8/17)
August 17, 2006