Webinar - A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities

COVID-19
​The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and CDC, will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 2 – 3 PM ET focused on face masks and challenges faced by individuals with disabilities.  

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC and many state and local governments recommend wearing a face mask or face covering in public places and around people who do not live in the same household. This is in addition to other prevention measures, such as handwashing and social distancing. Some disabilities make it difficult or impossible to wear a face mask, and some individuals with mobility/movement disorders have difficulty putting on, adjusting, and/or removing a face mask without assistance.  

This webinar outlines the CDC’s face mask guidelines and explores solutions to challenges some people with disabilities experience in attempting to follow the guidance. Participants will receive tips, resources, and guidance for wearing face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19. Registration is available here.