COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

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TFL Webinar Series

The Tools for Life team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by collecting and vetting resources for individuals with disabilities in the community, as well as their family and circles of support. The resources in these webinars are not meant to replace advice or instruction from a doctor or medical team. These resources are here to educate and empower. We encourage you to take this information, do further research, and share what you've learned with your medical and support teams.

We ask that you share this information with anyone that will benefit. We are in this together and together we are stronger. Stay safe and educated!


Webinar Series:


Connectedness/Virtual Platforms

  • FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative
    • Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
    • Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
  • Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19
    • The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.


Education

  • CovEd
    • Virtual platform that pairs mentors from higher ed institutions with K-12 students affected by school closures
    • Helps to provide academic assistance for students and families during COVID-19
  • Dr.Seuss
    • Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuess
  • Publishers.org
    • What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic
  • RedShelf
    • Initiative ensures students have access to their learning resources during unprecedented campus closures
  • VitalSource
    • Helping ensure students can continue to access quality digital course materials due to a recent and rapid campus shift to distance-learning
    • Students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the U.S. and Canada can now access an expansive catalog of etexts at no charge

Entertainment and Recreation

  • Airbnb Online Experiences
    • Offering online experiences such as Secrets of Magic, Family Baking Experience and Tango Concert with a Latin Grammy Nominee
  • Audible
    • Offering free titles for kids
  • Sling TV
    • Sling TV streaming video service is now available during primetime at no charge
    • New customers can watch every night from 5 pm to midnight for free
    • No credit card information needed


Georgia Specific Resources

  • Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19
    • The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.


Helpful Apps

Visit the Tools for Life App Finder for apps on teleworking, social distancing, emergency preparedness and more


Planning Guides and Resources

  • FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative
    • Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
    • Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
  • Plan and Prep Guide for Adults Living with Neuromuscular Disabilities
    • Provides fact-based, reliable resources that educate our community on how to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also providing practical coping tools and life-management strategies that can be used not just for this specific situation, but for addressing any viral or bacterial infection risk.
  • USPS Informed Delivery
    • Sign up for free alerts from USPS for when and what mail is being delivered
    • Great for limiting trips to the mailbox

Sanitization of Assistive Technology


Software

  • Crick Software
    • Free access to Clicker@home for schools closed due to COVID-19
  • Dolphin SuperNova
    • 3 months free access to any edition of SuperNova: Magnifier, Magnifier and Speech or Magnifier and Screen Reader


Speech/Communication