Resources & Links
Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life
Necessities for Deaf Seniors
Maintaining social contacts for Deaf seniors
Healthcare message in ASL for Deaf Seniors
What can Deaf Seniors do about medical appointments?
Health Signs Center
Safety & Prevention Tips
- Clean: Wash and sanitize your hands often.
- Cover: Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Contain: Stay home if you are sick.
You will be tested only if you meet the current CDC criteria. The criteria include recent travel to mainland China within 14 days, contact with a known case, a fever, or symptoms of respiratory illness. Consult your health care provider for further details.
Seeking Medical Care
Staff and faculty who feel ill should see their health care provider. It is important to contact your health care provider before going in, for your own protection, the protection of other patients, and the protection of your health care providers.
Students who have paid the health center fee and who feel ill may visit the Student Health Service. DO NOT WALK IN; it is imperative that you call the Student Health Service at 202-651-5090 or email email@example.com for further direction. This is for your own protection, the protection of other patients, and the protection of SHS staff.
The Ombuds Office is hosting a weekly virtual Open House on Wednesdays 2p-3p EST for the rest of the academic year.
This is a chance for you to “swing by” virtually and say hi, ask questions, and learn more about the Ombuds Office and its services to help you navigate through a conflict, issue or concern. Via remote video meetings, we can do conflict resolution, mediations, restorative circles and dialogues, and facilitations. The Ombuds Office is also a place for you to receive coaching, conflict analysis, and options for conflict resolution and management.
I am here to partner with you and get through these uncertain times. I am also here to listen to you, for you to process, and to leave with a plan of action for any issues you are facing. All members of the Gallaudet community are welcome: undergraduate students, graduate students, employees, including faculty and staff both at Gallaudet and Clerc Center, families of University students, alumni, and University community members.
You may join the virtual Open House at this link: https://gallaudet.zoom.us/j/368961616
The Ombuds office is hosting a weekly virtual Open House on Wednesdays from 2 to 3
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019
- American College Health Association: Outbreak of COVID-19
- IES Abroad: Coronavirus Updates
- NAFSA: Coronavirus Critical Resources
- Society for Human Resource Management: Communicable Diseases
- World Health Organization: Daily Coronavirus Situation Reports
- Partners in Deaf Health (Deaf Health Talk: COVID-19)
- The Daily Moth (interview with Gallaudet alumnus Lorne Farovitch, a doctoral student at the University of Rochester)
- Health Signs Center (two videos by Gallaudet alumna TraciAnn Hoglind, an employee of the Maryland Governor’s Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing who has a master’s degree in public health)
- NAD (The National Association of the Deaf created resources in ASL and English for resources on communication access)
World Signed Languages
Seeing the activism and public health work that deaf communities are doing around the world to promote public safety and to ensure communication and information access in signed languages, several Gallaudet departments/programs collaborated to set up an open-access database to document signed language information resources (International Development MA Program, Department of Interpretation and Translation, Department of Linguistics].
The purpose for collecting this content is to support deaf community advocacy efforts in emergency contexts including: interaction with governments in national and international policy forums, signed-spoken language interpretation, linguistic analysis and advocacy, and political representation. We welcome you to contribute to this resource, by sharing links to videos and print-based stories on emergency-related signed language information that you created or found helpful to you.
Target users: activists, advocates, interpreters, translators, linguists, NGOs, and government agencies
Primary function: recording/documenting signed language resources for social advocacy
Content criteria: public information created by worldwide deaf community organizations, videos of deaf interpreters working in public information settings, and print or video news items about deaf advocacy and signed language access
How can information be added:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: tweet link and description to @Gallaudet_IDMA
- Facebook: post link and description to Gallaudet International Development World Deaf News
- Instagram @gallaudetidma
Find and utilize the database here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1deV7ua5GSw6hZxhmoHUsMJkBoxU_bpamzqPJwggDdDw/edit?usp=sharing