An Abled® Response To A Crisis
As we evolve the updates and upgrades to our Abled®com Networks, our awareness of the often conflicting, confusing and sometimes false information spiraling out of control from the coronavirus pandemic prompted us to create a consolidated and curated COVID-19 information hub.
Our mission is to inspire everyone to live a more Abled® life by producing content, products, services and technology that enable better, self-informed life choices along the way.
At no time has it been more important to be self-informed than now, for ourselves, our family, friends and colleagues, as we are all being faced with potentially life-changing decisions to make during this crisis.
Our Abled®ALERT Network is evolving in real time and we hope you find the impartial information and videos we’re curating, via our non-profit journalism, helpful.
Note: Because of the frequency of use throughout all our content, in some places we have truncated COVID-19 to C19 for brevity.
We also appreciate your patience if you encounter any of our “Content in Production” placeholders as we work under reduced circumstances through these challenging times.
WEATHER: Storm Cristobal
Storm surge and flood warnings are in effect as Tropical Storm Cristobal moves up the center of the Gulf of Mexico, expected to make landfall in U.S. Gulf Coast states by Sunday. Learn more and be prepared at our Abled®ALERT/WEATHER Network >>>
EMERGENCY: Riot Survival
Protests across the U.S. over the police custody death of George Floyd continue to amplify into looting and fires being set. Learn how to keep safe if you’re part of a peaceful protest that escalates into violence at our Abled®ALERT/EMERGENCY Network >>>
COVID-19: More MIS-C Cases
Growing clusters of cases are emerging in a number of countries where children are being hospitalized with hyper immune responses and testing positive for COVID-19. We detail what parents need to know at our Abled®Alert/EMERGENCY Network >>>
Total Cases Confirmed
Your first stop for the latest Alerts from the global pandemic, and data on the latest global, national and regional cases. We’ve compiled C19 FAQs and curated videos to answer all your coronavirus questions at our COVID-19 Directory >>>
C19 News Logs
This is your destination for a consolidated & curated collection of the most important news & issues evolving during the global COVID-19 pandemic. We focus on topics with relevance to potential personal decision-making at our COVID-19 News Logs >>>
C19 Video Logs
This is where we’ve curated a collection of videos that provide additional background and context on the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes reports from the frontlines, the search for treatments, and global impacts. Go to our COVID-19 Video Logs >>>
COVID-19 Rx Logs
This is our consolidated hub where you can monitor the latest developments as scientists around the world develop Tests, Treatments and Vaccines for deployments in responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Go to COVID-19 Rx Logs >>>
C19 Case Logs
This channel of our Abled®ALERT Network curates and compiles notable cases of COVID-19 infection, tracking data, and paying tribute to notable passings and recoveries as the pandemic rages across social classes at our COVID-19 Case Logs >>>
Here you can find COVID-19 audio/video briefings we’ve produced for the benefit of blind and low-vision users as a companion to downloadable PDF summaries of the latest pandemic developments, along with global video briefings at COVID-19 Briefings >>>
A Pivot For Extraordinary Times
As we “pivot” to be of service during this world crisis, we are focusing on providing you with original and curated content to help you evaluate the best choices and decisions for yourself, your family, your friends and colleagues.
We’re progressively integrating content from our Abled®com Networks as we evolve our design and production upgrades. We’re innovating new layouts and functions to provide you with a more interactive way of navigating concise, curated content, and we hope you find it to be a valuable and enjoyable experience.
Social Media: Twitter War
U.S. President Trump signs an executive order aimed at weakening legal protections for social media companies after Twitter fact-checks two of his tweets. Is it all political bark and no bite? Learn more on our Abled®Tech Network >>>
COVID-19: Plasma Need
Several organizations are reaching out for urgently needed donations of blood and plasma, the latter from people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 infection. You can help to save lives. Learn how to give on our Abled®Health Network >>>
Rights: Frontline Safety
Meat processing plants have become bigger hotspots than nursing homes for COVID-19 infection because of close-quarters working conditions. How do we balance worker safety with the food supply needs of the nation? See more on our Abled®Issues Network >>>
COBOL: Programmers Needed
Know how to program COBOL? Your country needs you. Millions of COVID-19 related unemployment claims are overwhelming aging federal and state computer systems and the call has gone out for volunteers. More data on our Abled®Tech Network >>>
Stimulus: Beware Of $cams
Criminals have no conscience in a global pandemic. Even before governments announced aid packages, scammers have been trying to defraud millions of consumers. Learn how to keep your money safe on our Abled®Money Network >>>
Airlines: DOT Warning
If you’ve called an airline you had booked a flight on to cancel and request a refund because of coronavirus issues, but got a runaround, you’re not alone. Should you accept a voucher or demand cash? Check your rights on our Abled®Travel Network >>>
Col. Tom: Arise Cpt. Sir Thomas
“A shining light in dark times” describes Captain Tom Moore, the distinguished but humble UK WWII veteran who’s raised over $36 million for National Health Service Charities. Find out the latest honor he will receive at our Abled®People Network >>>
Rx Costs: Get Help
The “hoarding” mentality during the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many people who rely on a steady supply of medication. We detail where and how you can get help with paying for your prescription medications on our Abled®Money Network >>>
HOW TO HELP
URGENT NEED FOR PPE
The growing scale of the COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming medical facilities and medical professionals world-wide, and causing a critical shortage in PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
#GetUsPPE is a coalition of people in medicine that is trying to coordinate donation and distribution of masks, gloves, goggles and other essential items through an online data base that connects donors with healthcare workers and facilities.
They are also trying to unite with the maker community to validate designs that can be widely shared among the medical community and easily printed in local manufacturing facilities.
You can request or give as follows:
CONSOLIDATING AND CURATING
In the same way we consolidate and curate information throughout our Abled.ALERT and Abled.News networks, we’re building our new platform to do the same in major cities around the world so that you can find community, content, products and services that are relevant to you in a quick, convenient and equally accessible way.
If you are an advertiser, marketer or entrepreneur and wish to list your accessible enterprise, or if you’re interested in being an affiliated partner in your city, drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to discuss what we can build together!
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