COVID-19 Resources

A collection of resources for COVID-19

Interdependent UIC: A Resource

Many have observed that in the current COVID-19 situation, we are benefiting from practical wisdom about remote access that has been built up by disabled and sick communities for years.

The Disability Cultural Center has compiled some of this practical wisdom–along with other resources–into a living Google document, “Interdependent UIC: Accessibility Considerations for Remote Access.” If you are teaching or if you help facilitate a student or other organization, we encourage you check it out! Many of these resources are focused on people who took on the immense and often uncompensated labor of moving things online in Spring 2020, and much is still applicable. The primary goal of this document is to make sure we are thinking about the things that fall through the cracks in public health-focused discourses around COVID-19. This resource is a living document, so please let us know if we can add any resources–or start digging any up.

You can view the document by clicking on the following link: Interdependent UIC: Accessibility Considerations for Remote Access or with the shortened URL go.uic.edu/COVIDcommunitycare

Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition Resource Guide

Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition, with support from the Institute on Disability and Human Development at UIC, created the Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition Resource Database, an online COVID-19 resource database for people with disabilities in marginalized areas (e.g., communities of color, immigrants, and LGBT community) throughout Chicago. The database includes resources for college students with disabilities, resources specific to people with disabilities in marginalized communities, food resources, where to find face masks, legal aid, ideas for fun things to do during the pandemic, information on what COVID-19 is and what social distancing looks like, and much more! It is the place where people could find what they need in one place instead of searching all over the Internet. We will add more resources to the database as soon as they are brought to our attention, as information on COVID-19 and resources are updated at a fast pace.

You can view the database by clicking on the following link: Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition Resource Database

If you have any questions about navigating through the resource database, or if you would like to add resources to the database, contact T.J. Gordon or Jae Jin Pak at: chicagolandpocc@gmail.com

Chicago Area Mutual Aid

In Chicago, organizers Kelly Hayes started a Google form to help coordinate neighborhood-centered mutual aid efforts – this could be making grocery runs, helping distribute information from home, offering translation help, legal help, counseling, etc.

If you are interested, consider clicking the following link and filling out the form to be contacted about joining in to support those most affected in our communities: Chicago Area Mutual Aid Volunteer Form

UIC COVID-19 Updates

UIC has created the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage to bring the latest news and information about COVID-19 to the campus community and to answer Frequently Asked Questions.

You can view the webpage by clicking on the following link: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)