Below is an overview of the Institute's current HAZUS programs.
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
The Institute independently validates and verifies HAZUS-MH for FEMA. These efforts establish a baseline accuracy for HAZUS-MH, maximize the quality and functionality, and reduce costs associated with maintaining and enhancing HAZUS-MH. In conducting these efforts, the Institute evaluates:
Section 508 Compliance
To enhance utilization of HAZUS-MH, the Institute evaluates HAZUS-MH for compliance to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This evaluation includes identifying alternative non-software related procedures for accessibility and ensuring that HAZUS-MH revisions do not reduce the level of Section 508 compliance already established.