The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research
Center (DIMRC) has created a list of tools that have been designed to
optimize access to Web-based content. Each listing includes a brief
description of the content available and the platform(s) it will run on.
The tools were selected from U.S. federal and state government resources,
as well as major national and international organizations.
The DIMRC webpage of Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages provides an
optimal view across a range of devices – PC, tablet or smartphone. The
content on the page automatically resizes and adjusts its content to fit
the user’s device. This is part of the DHHS initiative to build
responsive design websites.
NLM also used responsive design for its Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites
page. This Gallery includes links to HazMap Mobile, Drug Information
Portal Mobile, Toxnet Mobile, and PubMed for Handhelds, among many others.
In addition, the Public Health Library has created a web guide for disaster response. Although tailored to environmental incident response by the CDPH
Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, you may also
find the resources listed on our guide useful. Those resources available
offline or via mobile platform are clearly indicated.
The DHHS Responsive Design initiative web page has a description of the program for those interested.