Articles About COVID-19, EEO Laws and Resources

2020 was a difficult year for everyone. But having talked to so many people this year through my work with 508Assist, I think it was an especially tough one for people with disabilities. From limited work opportunities to not knowing the government benefits they’ll receive to having less access to caregivers, the year gave individuals with disabilities unique obstacles.

With that in mind, NAAV is sending you a list of articles that we hope you’ll consider sharing with others [1]. This list covers a variety of topics that will be useful to people with disabilities, and our hope it will make 2021 (and beyond) a happy and healthy year for you and your family.

Know Your Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic Series [2]: This series of videos from the National Disability Rights Network offers information on your rights in a variety of scenarios during the pandemic.

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws [3]: This article explains workers’ rights as they
apply to the coronavirus.

Want to Work From Home? Here’s How to Find Jobs for Disabled People at Home [4]: This is a great article on how to find a remote position, and this website also has a job board and resume builder.

How to Set Up a Disability-friendly Home Office [5]: If you work from home, there are steps you can take to make your office a more comfortable and productive space.

How to Best Seek Medical Treatment During the Pandemic [6]: This is a great resource for anyone who needs to seek medical treatment now and in the coming months.

Guide to Home Ownership for People With Disabilities [7]: Those with their sights set on homeownership can find all the answers to their questions about the buying process here.

VA Home Loan Calculator [8]: This tool helps vets with disabilities (and those without!) understand what to expect during the home-buying process as well as all the costs.

National Funding Sources for Home Modifications [9]: Even if your insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid don’t cover accessibility modifications, there are other ways to pay for these accommodations.

How to Ease Social Isolation During the Pandemic [10]: This article offers coping strategies to those feeling isolated.

Finally, while many of these resources discuss the pandemic, the advice they offer will still be valuable once all this is over.

Links:
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[1] http://naavets.org
[2] https://www.ndrn.org/resource/know-your-rights-during-covid-19-series/
[3] https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
[4] https://www.disabledperson.com/blog/posts/want-to-work-from-home-here-s-how-to-find-jobs-for-disabled-people-at-home-in-2020
[5] https://wfmdepot.com/how-to-set-up-a-disability-friendly-home-office/
[6] https://health.usnews.com/conditions/coronavirus-and-your-health/how-to-best-seek-medical-treatment-during-the-pandemic
[7] https://lendedu.com/blog/home-ownership-for-people-with-disabilties/
[8] https://www.mortgagecalculator.org/calcs/va-loans.php
[9] https://www.lifewaymobility.com/resources/national-funding-sources/
[10] https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/how-to-ease-social-isolation-during-the-pandemic/
[11] https://508assist.org/

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