Freedom Scientific has released special, free, short-term licenses of these three screen reading/screen magnification software for individuals with a personal email address in Canada or the United States.
Some students registered with the DSC may already qualify for the use of the Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech literacy tool as an accommodation. For all other students who may benefit from this technology, Kurzweil Education is offering a free subscription for all during COVID-19.
Quillsoft has an Extended Access Request form for a trial to use for remote work or online learning for WordQ, word prediction, speech feedback, proofreading tool. Once you fill out the form, they'll email you with your trial information within 24 hrs.
Accessibility features of Microsoft Teams
- Using Microsoft Teams with a screen reader
- Using Live Captions in a Teams meeting
- Changing your viewing settings to high contrast or dark mode
Accessibility features of Zoom
- Overview of access features
- Closed captioning with Zoom
- Automatic transcripts with Zoom
- Zoom hot keys and keyboard shortcuts
10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing From Partners in Health
Dr. Giuseppe (Bepi) Raviola, director of mental health at Partners In Health, put together a list of key practices to maintain good mental and emotional health for those asked to stay at home and practice social distancing in efforts to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Disability Rights California: Coronavirus Information, Response, and Planning
We can talk to you about your questions, determine how we can help, and get you the information that you need. For assistance, please contact the Disability Rights California confidential intake line at 1-800-776-5746, available 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday or For TTY call: 1-800-719-5798.
What You Need to Know about Coronavirus (in ASL)
Includes Closed captions and transcript.
From the CDC, Get Your Home Ready
This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community.
Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities, from the Red Cross
We urge everyone to become “Red Cross Ready” for any urgent situation, which means assembling a survival kit, making an emergency plan, and being informed. In addition, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, may benefit from the tips below about managing communications, equipment, service animals, pets and home hazards.