Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 4:31 PM
Subject: Coronavirus Visual Communication Tool
To: Statewide Advisory Council and Community Members
We are pleased to announce that MCDHH has created a visual tool to help hospital staff, medical personnel, first responders, and service providers communicate with hard of hearing and Deaf individuals and patients during this unprecedented crisis. Speech-reading masked medical personnel is impossible for elders who may also be Deaf or hard of hearing and this tool is designed to help in these situations.
Commissioner Florio has authorized the release of this tool today and we are hoping it will be shared widely. Due to current logistical issues we are sharing it in electronic only format at this point.