Access to COVID-19 Information
Some Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals may have missed some important information during this crisis while others are easily confused or overwhelmed due to lack of knowledge of COVID-19. Every human has the right to access knowledge and necessary information. This page provides accessible information for Deaf and Hearing individuals, families, children and communities. I hope that you find this information helpful and informative.
For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals
Click on resources for more information and updates for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
Click for the visual explanation by Deaf in Scrubs with Dr. Zach and Ian
How to Communicate with Your Doctor During COVID-19 Crisis by June Prusak
Coronavirus Pandemic Videos/Blogs by The Daily Moth
Coronavirus Updates and Information by Health Signs Center and Partners in Deaf Health, Inc.
Seven Tips to Improve Communication with Your Deaf Teenager During COVID-19 by National Deaf Center
Kid-Friendly COVID-19 Videos
For a clear and visual explanation for your child(ren) who may not understand fully about COVID-19 or how serious it is. Start to learn ways to reduce the risks of being exposed to it.
Support For Deaf Elders and People
Who Are At High Risk
This is a great opportunity to contact for help with grocery shopping or errands. If you are at high risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and cannot go out in the public, no worries ErrandFolks is here for you! Thank you to ErrandFolks for stepping up to support our high risk community members!
Visit the website: ErrandFolks.com
FB Page: @ErrandFolks
Parents of Deaf Children
If you need help explaining COVID-19 precautions to your Deaf child or family member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help with communication. COVID-19 precautions include social distancing measures which restrict and reduce social activities including going to school, to the store, playground activities, having friends, visiting grandma, and frequent hand washing. WholeMe is here to meet make your communication needs, stay safe!
Click if you want to learn more signs: Free ASL Course online- ASL Connect
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus: ASL & English Resources by American Society for Deaf Children
(a great resource! You should sign up for their emails)
If you and your child are interested in participating in live sessions via Zoom for the Virtual After School Program. Please click here for more details.
SIGN TIME WITH PAM!
Pam will teach you some ASL vocabulary words that related to Coronavirus.
SIGN TIME WITH PAM #2!
Pam teaches you some ASL vocabulary words that related to Coronavirus again!
If you wish to continue to learn more... Click here!