The Washington Department of Health is committed to equity and accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus situation continues to change and impact daily activities in a multitude of ways, the Department of Health is working to ensure that all communities and Washingtonians have accesses to COVID-19 pandemic information and resources to make informed choices. You might have questions about COVID-19 or how it affects people with disabilities. Here is a collection of helpful resources to help you protect yourself, your family and the community and continue to keep all safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the latest COVID-19 information from the state of Washington, visit their Coronavirus website.
Please note: This page is regularly being updated and information will be updated as it changes or becomes available.
- Department of Health Videos
The Eight Key COVID019 Messages
Physical Distancing and Reopening of Washington
- Local and National Videos and Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- COVID-19 ASL videos
- ASL: COVID-19 Prevention Tips in ASL
- ASL: What is my risk for COVID-19?
- ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Vaccine — What To Expect
- ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Do Your Part to Slow the Spread
- ASL Video Series: Parents Supporting Children
- ASL Video Series: What You Need to Know About Handwashing
- ASL Video Series: Use the Coronavirus Self Checker to Help Decide When to Call a Doctor
- ASL Video Series: What is the Risk to Pregnant Women of Getting COVID-19?
- ASL Video Series: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- ASL: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
- ASL: What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19
- ASL Video Series: Social Distancing
- ASL Video Series: Managing Stress and Anxiety
- ASL Video Series: Caring for Someone at Home Who May Have COVID-19
- ASL Video Series: COVID-19: Are You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness?
- ASL Video Series: How does COVID-19 Spread?
- ASL Video Series: Can COVID-19 be Passed from a Pregnant Woman to the Fetus or Newborn?
Additional National Resources
- COVID-19 ASL videos (Communication Services for the Deaf)
- COVID-19 ASL videos (Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI))
- CDC COVID-19 ASL YouTube playlist (includes CDC videos and additional CIDI videos)
- Additional Resources
The following resources are NOT Washington state or national specific. Some may still find the PSAs, instructional videos, and transcripts educational and helpful.
The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), with funding from the CDC Foundation and technical assistance from CDC is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities. The project has created a microsite to house all of the materials which has now gone live. On the microsite, you can 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.
You may access the microsite here:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the COVID-19 Accessible Materials for People with Disabilities Project, contact email@example.com.
- State of Minnesota Department of Health has a good collection of accessible videos