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

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Gallaudet Live Town Hall
Gallaudet Live Town Hall
March 30, 2020
Livestream presentation
Livestream presentation
March 19, 2020
Online Panel Event about COVID-19
Online Panel Event about COVID-19
March 19, 2020
We are broadcasting another livestream presentation
We are broadcasting another livestream presentation
March 19, 2020

Safety & Prevention Tips

Tips for everyone
Hand-washing in ASL
Myths and Facts in ASL
Preventing COVID-19: The Three Cs
  • Clean: Wash and sanitize your hands often.
  • Cover: Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Contain: Stay home if you are sick.
Testing for COVID-19

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

Seeking Medical Care: Staff and Faculty

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.

Seeking Medical Care: Students

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 for further direction. This is for your own protection, the protection of other patients, and the protection of SHS staff.

COVID-19 Bison and Clerc Aid Fund #BISONAID #CLERCAID

Your support will help us ensure that all our students have a chance to be safe and healthy, and to continue the pursuit of their education.

Text BISONAID to 91999
or donate here.
Text CLERCAID to 41444
or donate here.

Ombuds Office

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:

Ombuds Office Virtual Open House Will Have Guests from EEO, Title IX, and HR

Ombuds Office Virtual Open House Will Have Guests from EEO, Title IX, and HR

April 2, 2020

The Ombuds office is hosting a weekly virtual Open House on Wednesdays from 2 to 3

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Additional Health Information

World Signed Languages

World Signed Languages Resources on COVID-19, Advocacy, & Risk Reduction Information

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:

Find and utilize the database here:

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