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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 REQUIRES URGENT COMMUNICATION WITH MINORITY POPULATION

The rapid spread of Corona Virus-19 has drastically increased the need for clear quick business communication and, to a great extent, alternate methods such as digital communication and communication with both the deaf and primary speakers of Spanish.

We are now reliant on more audio and written devices in communication.  This virus has also increased the urgency to communicate effectively with those speaking other languages and communicate with those who have disabilities.  The following resources speak to these core issues of communication challenges:

RESOURCES FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THE DISABLED:

Deaf communication

Docx:

https://www.preparingtexas.org/preparedness.aspx?page=df9e78fc-3f14-4c6c-aad8-7a2b90c425ef

Pdf: https://www.preparingtexas.org/Resources/documents/TDEM%20Training/Tool%20Kit/Public%20Information/Effective%20Communications%20Toolkit%20v2.1.pdf

American Sign Language tools for communicating with deaf community

  • Texas Dept of Health:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyhEsQQfYdA

  • Centers for Disease Control:  

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J

spanish language

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES SUCH AS SPANISH LANGUAGE

  • Multimedia, Social Media and printable materials toolkit

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/tools.aspx#media

  • CDC Print Resources in multiple languages

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html 

Discussions with Children (Espanol)

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19?ck_subscriber_id=342989428%c2%a0 


PROGESSIVE RAPID COMMUNICATION CHANNELS FOR AVID INFORMATION CONSUMERS

  • Facebook City Page:

https://www.facebook.com/CityOfMineralWellsTexas

  • City of Mineral Wells Twitter Feed:

City of Mineral Wells


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