Gathering Ground’s Statewide Conversations — COVID-19 Response
Call #6 – May 6, 2020 — Developed in partnership with Eyes Like Mine, Inc. and the Center for Nonprofits.
Topic: Accessibility for All Abilities: How people with disabilities are navigating the COVID-19 reality
Guest speaker #1: Joseph Geleta, Director, Office of Emergency Management – NJ Department of Human Services
Guest speaker #2: Scott Elliott, Executive Director – Progressive Center for Independent Living
Guest speaker #3: Dr. Bernice Davis, Psy.D., Director – New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Resources shared by speakers and participants during the call include:
- Programs and services for people with disability, access and functional needs
- Registries and services for emergency communications
- Crisis Counseling and Mental Health hotlines and services
- Apps and tech solutions for improving access and communication to make interactions more accessible
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters were available on the May 6th call. We are grateful to Audrey Joubert and Tabiatha Lee for providing this service! Captions are available on the video recording of the call – just click the “CC” button at the bottom of the YouTube video screen.