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COVID-19 Important Links




COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725

The COVID-19 hotline is operated by healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center. They can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as are handling a high volume of calls.



Kentucky Drive-thru testing.

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Kentucky's COVID-19 Drive-Thru Locations



Access to Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Sites

A transportation service to take people with disabilities needing transportation to COVID-19 testing sites has been announced today. It is a partnership between the Department for Aging and Independent Living and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. This service will take participants to and from a scheduled COVID testing appointment.

Call 877-925-0037 to start the application process and learn more about the program. You can watch a video to learn more here: https://youtu.be/veNkmiinjkk

This service will cover people who may not qualify for Medicaid to get needed transportation to local, free drive-thru testing sites.

Big thanks to DAIL and the Transportation Cabinet for making this happen!



Urgent Care Centers.

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COVID19 Uninsured Patient Program.



Deaf or Hard of Hearing Communication Card.   Coronavirus Updates.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Please help us rebuild Kentucky.

The more Kentuckians counted, the more federal dollars Kentucky receives.
Watch our ASL/captioned video for more information.
Click the image above for more information from Census 2020!


Please allow me to introduce Matthew and Jason Nejat, brothers from Long Island who both have a bilateral hearing loss and have created the Virtual Hearing Helpers Program. They are offering help by connecting with hearing impaired students that are struggling by providing free, one-on-one, virtual sessions in which they provide homework help and tutoring in all core classes for grades 4-9.

Click above image for further details!


Thanks to the Governor’s consistent use of interpreting services, the deaf and hard of hearing community has had equal access to COVID-19 updates and news. As a result, this has placed a spotlight on the interpreting process, which in turn has highlighted the need for equal access for the deaf and hard of hearing community and allowed KCDHH to advocate and educate a much broader audience. Since so many of our constituents have requested that we post the recent interviews with Virginia Moore, which have highlighted that need for access, we have posted them here for your convenience.


IN THE NEWS

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Real ID: New Driver's Licenses Explained video. Go to the Smart911 and Emergency Dispatch Centers page. Image of an iPad screen. Image of woman strggling to hear on a phone. Image of a veteran struggling to hear. Image of a Kentucky county map.

         Click above images for more information!

Census 2020 (click play)



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Mental Health Telehealth.

Mental Health Telehealth

Absentee Voting.

Absentee Voting

Coronavirus Updates for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

DeaFestival 2020 Postponed



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Self-Advocacy Series

Self-Advocacy Series

Introduction to Protection and Advocacy

Intro to P&A

Protection and Advocacy: Education

P&A: Education

Protection and Advocacy:Advocating for the Youth

P&A: Youth

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency: Senior Care Facilities

Senior Care Facilities

P&A: Intake Procedure

P&A: Intake Procedure

Protection and Advocacy:Advocating for the Youth

P&A: Adult

Protection and Advocacy:Voting Explained

Voting Explained

Protection and Advocacy:Voter Fraud

Voter Fraud





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Interpreting/CART

TAP devices

Equipment

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Information & Advocacy

Check out information about finding an interpreter or captioner and how to become a captioner in Kentucky.

State - For state agencies only

Private - i.e., Doctors, lawyers, churches, and other service providers

Consumer - For individuals who wish to hire their own interpreters/CART providers

Improve the quality of your daily communications with an amplified, captioned or speech enhanced telephone, TTY, or wireless device at no cost to you. Let us help you get started on the right track toward better communication with friends and loved ones.

Who is eligible

How to apply

Equipment list

As a deaf or hard of hearing individual or parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child, it's important to know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. We can show you how to advocate for yourself or your loved ones to receive equal treatment under the law.

Advocacy

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