COVID-19 Disability Resources
RI Member Resources
Resources by Country – Africa
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s technical centre for services for persons with disabilities launched the “Wasel” mobile app to allow people with hearing disabilities access to COVID-19 information.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malawi donated COVID-19 information booklets in Braille.
Ministry of Solidarity and Social Development – Protection of persons with disabilities – COVID-19 Website information in Arabic.
COVID-19 Rapid needs assessment of older people
Rwanda National Union of the Deaf – Announcement on Enhanced COVID-19 Prevention Measures released by Office of Prime Minister.
Government of Canada – COVID-19 and people with disabilities page to provide information and advice about the coronavirus pandemic.
British Columbia – COVID-19 support for people with disabilities measures in place to ensure that people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors do not encounter additional barriers.
White House Coronavirus Task Force – COVID-19 Information facts about the coronavirus, for self-protection and what to do if someone is sick.
EEOC – Pandemic preparedness in the workplace and the ADA technical assistance document providing information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act and pandemic planning in the workplace.
Chicago Department of Public Health – Guidance for People at Higher Risk actions to reduce someone’s risk of getting sick with the disease.
Centre for Disease Control – ASL: COVID-19 resources are videos informing people in the ASL community about what is going on with the coronavirus along with what they need to know.
National Association of the Deaf – COVID-19 information – ASL the NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum shares news about Coronavirus and other issues related to COVID-19 and the NAD.
Centre for Disease Control – People at risk for series illness videos and link to resources for people at increased risk for severe illness.
Center for Independence of the Disabled New York – Coronavirus information services for New York residents with disabilities, including general COVID-19 information.
National Organization for Rare Diseases – Guidance on prevention and risk for rare community advice from health authorities and their medical team regarding personal health and safety.
The Colorado Cross-Disability Association – The Coronavirus & People with Disabilities information about COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, and what it means for people with disabilities in Colorado.
FDA given its approval to the transparent mask in production and can be purchased online.
CDC – COVID-19 information for people with disabilities.
CDC – How to make your own face mask link to a Youtube video on how to make your own mask.
Johns Hopkins University – Pandemic Map and Data dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) with data from 188 countries/regions.
People with vision disabilities – Database of COVID-19 statistics site with critical COVID-19 statistics available in a text format that is easy to read and understand.
The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced the creation of a Health Care Relief Fund to support Delaware health care providers through the COVID-19 crisis.
A guideline for fighting gender violence during quarantine for persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers, prepared by a local NGO.
Guide for mental health prepared by Special Olympics Chile and the Friends Forever Foundation along with talks through their social media networks.
Chile, for employers (Spanish) – COVID-19 with recommendations for reasonable accommodations in the COVID-19 context.
Mexican Government – COVID-19 Mobile App Mobile app with general health recommendations.
Mexico – Disability COVID-19 Guidelines (Spanish), Recommendations for persons with disabilities during the pandemic and confinement.
Australia Government – Coronavirus App and WhatsApp service to provide information and advice about the coronavirus pandemic.
Australia Government – The Home Medicines Service is available for people in home isolation and for vulnerable patient groups who wish to limit their potential exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community.
CRE-DH – COVID-19 and persons with disabilities, important message about people with disability and the COVID-19 response.
Tasmanian Government – COVID-19 Disability Information recommendations for people with disabilities, family and carers.
Disability services sector COVID-19 – Read about coronavirus advice, directions and support for the disability sector.
The Australian Human Rights Commission developed the Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19 to assist health care, disability services and support workers take a human rights-based approach to decision-making during the pandemic.
“Left out and locked down” – The experiences of persons with disabilities and their families during COVID19.
People with disability: Information about COVID-19.
Community support phone line launched to help during COVID-19.
WHO COVID-19 Bangla Sign Language link to YouTube video with information on BSL.
COVID-19 Sign Language Videos link to article referencing videos from Sichuan Province, with information in sign language.
How to make transparent face mask for sign language interpreter link to YouTube video with information on this topic, in Chinese sign language.
The Recommendations for the Management of Chinese Children With Epilepsy During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
DEPwD – Comprehensive Disability Inclusive Guidelines to States/UTs for protection and safety of persons with Disabilities in light of COVID-19.
India’s Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry launched Kiran, a 24×7 toll-free mental health counselling helpline.
Report – Neglected and Forgotten: Women with disabilities during the COVID crisis in India.
Life in the Times of COVID-19: A Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities, explains and illustrates the different aspects that a parent/caregiver must take into account while taking care of children with disabilities.
Coronavirus – Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan information in Japanese.
Latest updates on COVID-19 in Tokyo information in Japanese.
JAL and ANA announces new accessibility guidelines for customers with disabilities in response to COVID-19.
Mongolia government, ADB sign projects to improve COVID response and improve its efforts to provide children with disabilities better access to quality education.
COVID-19 Nepali Sign Language link to YouTube video with information on this topic, in Nepalese sign language.
New Zealand Ministry of Health – COVID-19: Information for disabled people information specifically for disabled people and their family and whānau as well as links to accessible formats.
COVID-19 – New Zealand Sign Language videos are provided by Deaf Aotearoa. It summarises key information on the health advice for the general public page.
EDF: COVID-19 and the disability movement a comprehensive update of the EDF work and the work of its members in advocating for a disability inclusive response.
Inclusion Europe: Easy to read information about Coronavirus in many languages with links to external sites from different countries.
COVID-19 – French Sign Language with several videos.
Greece – NCDP Briefing paper link with information on The National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP) of Greece about COVID-19.
Netherlands announced €6 million to support “Education Cannot Wait’s” COVID-19 education in emergency response.
Coronavirus Helpline that has been opened to deliver help and information to Scots who are at significant possibility from coronavirus and do not have a assistance network at property.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Ethical considerations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with review of ethical considerations draws on the findings of a number of in-depth inquiries conducted by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
Down Syndrome International: Coronavirus page with the latest information and resources related to people with Down syndrome and COVID-19.
HCD resources for people with intellectual disabilities – YouTube Channel link to article with information on The Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) COVID-19 information YouTube channel, to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Last modified: November 6, 2020