COVID-19 Resources for People With Disabilities
Information on COVID-19
Find the link below to the official website of the CDC and their page on home preparedness, along with links and information on what to do if you are sick as well as hand washing guides.
Information, updates, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 … advice for elderly, chronically ill, and people with disabilities.
- Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) … general advice for preventing spreading respiratory illness such as flu, from the Center
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the ACL, Administration for Community Living, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focused on helping disabled people live independently outside of institutions and care facilities.
Other Information and Resources
JAWS, Zoomtext, and Fusion free for personal computers at home
Freedom Scientific is now offering JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion free of charge for personal computers at home, until June 30, 2020. This offer is available to every household in the US and Canada. Go get your free license of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion from Freedom Scientific's webpage.
Scribe for Education free to Teachers and School Districts
Pneuma Solutions has announced they are giving away their accessible document converter, Scribe for Education, to teachers and school districts around the world in response to COVID-19. Apply for your free license to Scribe for Education here or call 305-720-3639.
National Braille Press is offering 3 free useful book in a variety of different formats
Titles include Getting Visual Assistance with an iPhone, Navigating Healthcare When All They Can See Is That You Can't, and Dinner Delivered. Accessible and Easy Ways to Receive Meals Right to Your Door.
Accessibyte Online Platform is free for 45 days
Among other software packages, Accessibyte makes Typio and Accessibyte Arcade, accessible educational games and software for blind and visually impaired students.
You can find more information on their entire platform and the links to the software on their company website : https://www.accessibyte.com/stay-safe
"Meet Me Accessibly" Audiobook Is Now Free
Jonathan Mosen, which many people in the community may know from his work and many projects out of Mosen Consulting, has offered up his recent audiobook about the Zoom Meeting online platform for free in an effort to assist those who may need such a platform during this time of global crisis.
Download it free from
Dolphin Software offers up Software for free for three months
Dolphin Screen Reader offers up its Accessibility software - SuperNova: Magnifier, Magnifier & Speech or Magnifier & Screen Reader - free for students for three months! https://yourdolphin.com/en-gb/news?id=480
Webinars and Online Meetings
Getting Together With Technology Weekly Zoom Meeting
Wednesdays from 1:00 PM Eastern to 2:30 PM GTT staff and/or volunteers will host a GTT Zoom call to discuss all manner of assistive technology and adjustment to blindness issues that are on your mind.
These calls will be free, and the topics are open to your needs, so connect with us through your landline telephone, iDevice, Android device or computer as best suits your interests and abilities.
For more information contact any of the following:
CCB and GTT on Social Media:
Canadian Assistive Technology Anti-Gloom Room
Time: Tuesdays at 10am PST
Come join us for questions, socialization, support, or anything else that people would like to talk about!
Canadian Assistive Technology Virtual Pub Night
Time: Thursdays at 5pm PST
Come join us for questions, socialization, support, or anything else that people would like to talk about - now with beer and wine!