Here are some great resources to help you stay safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please click on the links to get more specific information. You can also call the National Deaf Hotline: 855-812-1001.
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HSDC’s homepage is currently dedicated to COVID-19. Examples of resources found on their homepage currently are:
An ear, nose and throat doctor who is also deaf and specializes in hearing restoration and ear surgery, Dr. Ruffin has created a COVID-19 section on his website that is very informative: Dr. Ruffin has also created a version that is written to be accessible for low-vision and health literacy.
This is a really great all ASL video news resource and is providing COVID-19 updates regularly. The Daily Month can also be accessed via:
Gallaudet University has a website dedicated to providing updated information and resources regarding COVID-19. Below are some direct links to videos in ASL that could be really helpful:
National Association of the Deaf
Facebook page focusing on health communication and health accessibility in American Sign Language. Page includes information and videos in ASL about Covid-19.
Organization promoting the health needs of culturally Deaf people. Page includes information and videos in ASL about Covid-19.
- Deaf Health Talk: Covid-19 – 1 hour presentation presented in ASL by 3 culturally Deaf doctors and 1 PhD candidate
This interview is posted on DPAN: The Sign Language Channel. The channel has numerous Coronavirus resources. The DPAN app is available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, ROKU, and Fire TV.
(NOTE: This is also on Dr. Ruffin’s website)
Deaf Counseling Center’s Facebook page shares information about Coronavirus and even offers a Deaf Coronavirus Support Group to help cope with the stress and anxiety related to pandemic. The group is free!
An available resource for people with many types of disabilities to obtain phone communication adaptive technology.
Accessible information to all people with disabilities including this booklet.
Special thanks Elizabeth Ralston and Emily Hart for their contributions to this resource list.