CIDI, with funding from the CDC Foundation and technical assistance from CDC, is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities. Visit the microsite to request embossed braille, download accessible Word Documents and PDFs, and register for upcoming webinars related to COVID-19 and people with disabilities. More accessible materials are coming soon.
Tips for Planning a Rapid Emergency COVID-19 Response for People with Disabilities (June Isaacson Kailes)
What to expect at the hospital, advocating for visitation, and information for caregivers and organizations serving people with disabilities.
Guides people to reliable resources and services regarding COVID-19. It provides information regarding unemployment, protecting yourself in public, people who are at higher risk, and how to best support children and adults with disabilities while staying at home.
For those who use Facebook, this is a public group to crowdsource whatever you are needing during the COVID-19 stay in place order. Do you have a question or a need? Look to your fellow group members to help you get what you need.
Provides Kansas-specific information about COVID-19. Includes a toolkit for long-term care facilities, businesses, health care providers and others. Also gives tips on how to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you feel sick. Includes a list of resources in Spanish.
Provides general information to identify symptoms of coronavirus, what to do if you are sick, and how to best protect yourself. This site also gives updates the number of infections in the U.S.
Provides a series of informative videos regarding COVID-19 in American Sign Language, from symptoms of being sick, to how to wear properly wear a mask.
How to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and what to do in cases of exposure or infection.
Information for a group home context, how to prevent COVID-19, and what to do in cases of exposure or infection.
CDC Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Caregivers, Parents, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
What to consider when caring for people with developmental and behavioral disorders
Frequently asked questions and advice for staying healthy.
Provides insight for those with disabilities and of older age who might be at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Additionally, it also provides tips on how to cope with social distancing or isolation.
Provides basic information about COVID-19 in over 20 languages.
Provides links to a variety of organizations and resources for the deaf and hard of hearing regarding COVID-19, including some videos in ASL.
Provides an infographic with plain language hand washing instructions, and links to other information about risks of coronavirus for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Includes resources for people with disabilities and families on a variety of topics, including care-giving, handling Medicaid and other health services, and specific information for people with various disabilities.
Presents a webinar on healthcare rights for people “with marginalized bodies," including people with disabilities and transgender people.
For people working to support people with disabilities.
Working and Attending School Remotely
The University of Washington delivers tips to ensure online courses are accessible for people with various disabilities. It provides helpful information for anyone wanting to provide online information that is universally accessible.
This article suggests ways teachers can best support their students as they adjust from in person to online class formats.
Forbes Magazine suggests ways to adjust from working in the office to working at home, and balancing your home life with your work schedule.
Explains how telework can be a reasonable request for people under the American with Disabilities Act, especially during this pandemic. Provides other suggestions and accommodations that can be considered to support essential workers with disabilities.
What you should know about what employers should do under the law to protect employees in the workplace.
Kansas Beats the Virus will activate and connect local leadership to combat COVID-19. It is a bipartisan partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.