Over 150 COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Open
On Thursday, February 11, Gov. Andy Beshear announced
six new regional vaccination sites across the commonwealth and said
vaccines will now also be available at mobile clinics, 10 Kroger
stores, 15 Walmart stores and 125 pharmacies, including Walgreens and
Good Neighbor independent pharmacies. In total, there are more than 150
vaccination sites in Kentucky in addition to local health department
Kentuckians can visit the state's
COVID-19 site or vaccine.ky.gov
to learn more about signing up for appointments at locations across the
Six New Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
Kentuckians can see a full list of new regional sites
Learn more about signing for appointments at all regional
vaccination sites here.
Kroger Stores Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
Kentuckians can see a full list of Kroger store sites
Sign up for
Kroger store vaccine appointments here.
Walmart Stores Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
Kentuckians can see a full list of Walmart sites here.
Schedule here for Walmart
store appointments, beginning Feb. 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST.
New Federal Pharmacy Program
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman said approximately 13,000
additional first doses per week will be coming to Kentucky through 125
pharmacies. COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at 78 Walgreens branches
and 47 Good Neighbor independent pharmacies aimed at serving vulnerable
can sign up for Walgreens appointments here. Kentuckians will need
to create a Walgreens account for scheduling opportunities.
Kentuckian Shares Her Vaccine Experience
Jena White, a state employee from Kentucky, shared
her experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine with Deaf News, Daily
Moth. Read the full text and watch the signed video here.
White House Adds
ASL Interpreter to Daily Briefings
On January 25, White
House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced all daily press briefings
will include an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. The
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) called this an historic
breakthrough after becoming one of five plantiffs
to file suit against the White House compelling the use of ASL
interpreters during Coronavirus related press briefings. Read about
NAD’s efforts here.
KATS “Accessiblity Matters” Cards Available
Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network is pleased to offer an
updated version of “Accessibility Matters” quick cards. These free printable cards offer
simple but often overlooked tips on how to make information in all
to Kentuckians. The quick cards offer tips for Outlook,
Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Social Media,
Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe InDesign. To read the blog by KATS, click here.
To view the quick cards, click the card on the left.
World Hearing Day, March 3, “Hearing for All!”
Hearing care for ALL! This is the theme of World
Hearing Day, March 3, 2021. In 2007, the World Health Organization
(WHO) designated March 3 as World Hearing Day in order to raise
awareness of the growing numbers of those experiencing hearing loss and
the importance of hearing health care. In 2017, the National Institute
on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders stated that 48 million
Americans experience some type of hearing loss. And, in 2020, the WHO
stated that approximately 466 million people worldwide have disabling
hearing loss—34 million of these are children. It is estimated that, by 2050,
approximately 900 million people worldwide (one in every 10) will have
disabling hearing loss. The numbers continue to grow annually. Click
below for more information.
NBDA Highlighted During
Black History Month
As part of Black
History Month, KCDHH highlights the National
Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA), who also celebrates its 30-year
anniversary this year.
NBDA is the official advocacy organization for black deaf and hard of hearing people
in the United States promoting leadership development, economic and
educational opportunities, social equality, and safeguarding the general
health and welfare of black deaf and hard of hearing people.
“Deaf” History Month
Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History
Resources for Black History Month
Kentucky DeaFestival Alum
WaWa Snipes’ Super Bowl Performance Goes
KCDHH celebrates DeaFestival Alum
Warren “Wawa” Snipe, who performed the National Anthem and
America the Beautiful in American Sign Language (ASL) as part of the Super Bowl LV pregame
in Tampa, Florida on February 7.
Association of the Deaf wrote about Snipe saying, “Known
affectionately by many as Wawa, he has been a trailblazer and an
acclaimed recording artist in the Hip Hop world and developed his own
niche: Dip Hop, which he defines as “Hip Hop through deaf eyes.”
Click the image below to watch WaWa’s
Super Bowl performance at YouTube:
From the Washington, DC area, Wawa
has been entertaining audiences since 2005 with positive reviews. In
2016, Wawa released an album, Deaf:
which was designed to showcase the appeal of music to all, including
those who are deaf. In addition, Wawa is a well-regarded actor and has
had a recurring role in the Black
Lightning TV series.
COVID-19 Pandemic Resources
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and
Other EEO Laws
Team Kentucky source for information concerning COVID-19
Cabinet for Health & Family Services COVID-19 Drive-Thru Locations
Outreach/Resources for D&HH Students During COVID-19
Important Links for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Association of America Kentucky Chapters
For those who have deaf family members who use sign language,
consider downloading Sorenson Wavello and/or the ZVRS Sivo app on your smartphone. This app
makes it possible for you to see your loved ones on your screen next to
Other KCDHH Resources:
Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)
Landline or wireless equipment for
Kentucky residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or
have both a hearing and vision loss.