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Hands & Voices has developed this dedicated page to support our Chapters and Programs, including our Family Leadership in Language and Learning Family-Based Organizations (FBO) and stakeholders, throughout this turbulent time of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. We know this is impacting all of us at many levels in our daily lives. We are grateful for the immediate response of resources being developed from our partners in supporting families who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

If you have additional resources you would like to recommend be included on our page, please email those to parentadvocate@handsandvoices.org

Family Support for parents and caregivers:

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus: ASL & English Resources ASDC  

Talking to Children about COVID-19 A Parent Resource from NASP  


Language and Literacy Tip Sheets  These Tip Sheets provide suggestions for parents and caretakers, for fun, everyday activities to enhance their baby’s development

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

DISH, COX, join comcast and others easing broadband for at-home workers  

Helping Children and Families Cope NCPMI

Did You Know? - Video Series from Hearing First  

Read Together - Learn Together from Hearing First   

Coronavirus Information and Resources from Family Voices


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New Fact Sheet that Provides Additional Information on How Distance Learning Can be Used to Meet Students’ Needs During COVID-19 National Emergency


Secretary DeVos Releases New Resources for Educators, Local Leaders on K-12 Flexibilities, Student Privacy, and Educating Students with Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak

COPAA Statement on Student Rights Under IDEA During the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Information page from NDC  

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  

Elearning and Accessibility:  

Accessibility Tips for a Better Zoom/Virtual Meeting Experience from DHH RERC  

Teaching Remotely to DHH Students CEC

#DeafEdTip: E-Learning Accessibility Indiana CDHHE  

Captioning options for Videoconferencing and Learning Management Systems - From Dr. Tina Childress  

Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction: 10 Tips for Educators. National Deaf Center NDC

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities  Mission: To research how online learning can be made more accessible, engaging, and effective for K-12 learners with disabilities by investigating approaches that address learner variability within the range of conditions under which online learning occurs.

E-Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19). - The Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss website.

Other H&V Headquarters Created Supports

A letter to the community from H&V HQ 

New HQ Guideline - Accessibility of Online/Phone Meetings 

Considerations for Families with DHH Children during COVID-19. Questions, answers and considerations for families with DHH Children during COVID-19


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Other Info

AMPHL Safe 'N' Clear Mask  

CDC Coronavirus Info Page  

CDC's YouTube Page COVID-19 Resources in ASL

NAD Information for Healthcare Providers to Understand ADA Compliance with Patients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  

A Message from the NAD About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DCMP can help ensure that educational videos are accessible for students learning at home


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