The following list is not exhaustive but provides website links and ideas for families and educators of children who are deafblind during a time of mandatory distance learning due to the pandemic:
- American Printing House for the Blind YouTube Channel
The American Printing House for the Blind YouTube video channel with resources for supporting students at home.
- Coping with School Closures During COVID-19
Tip sheets, ideas, and technology resources and activities from teachers in the field for other teachers and parents during distance learning.
- Distance Learning for Proficient Communicators
A list of resources compiled by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness regarding providing instruction to students with deafblindness during the pandemic. It specifically focuses on students who are proficient communicators.
- HKNC: COVID-19 Informational Websites
A list of websites including videos about COVID-19 in American Sign Language, apps and communication tools from the Helen Keller National Center.
- Ideas for Activities at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The resources on this page from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness provide many suggestions for families for keeping children who are deafblind engaged and learning, including object books, sensory activities and activities adapted for cortical visual impairment.
- Key Topics for Families
A list of web pages from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness with information on tips, strategies, and supports that families of children with deaf-blindness can use to help them navigate their child's services and their family's everyday life.
- Providing Access through Sign Language & Text for Low Vision & Tactile Communicators During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Tipsheet from the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative for considerations when providing access during distance learning, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Social Stories for Young and Old on Covid
A list of social stories that can be modified or adapted for children who are deafblind.
- Virtual Activities for Teachers and Families COVID-19
A livebinder of website links and activities from the Texas Sensory Support Network for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, deafblind and those who have visual impairments.
Note: The resources listed above link to "external websites" which may not be accessible for the viewer, screen readers and other assistive technology devices. If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.