CDS updates amid the coronavirus pandemic
Last updated May 3, 2021 at 5:11 p.m.
Assistive Technology Resource Centers Now Open
Welcome back! Our Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) are once again open to the public. In order to support your needs for assistive device demonstration, short-term loans and consultation, all centers, which are made available to the public through CDS’s Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, are open two days per week and by appointment:
- New Castle ATRC on the UD Campus – Wednesday and Thursday
- Kent ATRC in Dover – Monday and Tuesday
- Sussex ATRC in Georgetown – Tuesday and Wednesday
We have adopted new protocols to ensure everyone’s health and safety when exploring and borrowing equipment. The centers are cleaned daily, and equipment is cleaned and disinfected according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. Appointments are required. All visitors to the ATRC must wear masks* (one will be provided if you don’t have your own), and the number of visitors is limited at any given time to enable us to follow social distancing guidance. All staff and visitors undergo health screening, and visitor temperatures are taken at the time of arrival. Anyone with a fever will be asked to reschedule their visit.
*The only exception to mask wearing is for very young children. We also continue to offer virtual appointments, and intermediaries may come to the ATRCs to pick up and deliver equipment to an individual in advance of a virtual demonstration.
Center for Disabilities Studies Still Operating Remotely
CDS’s administrative offices in Newark remain closed. However, CDS team members are working remotely and are available by email and phone.
You can find their contact information on the staff page of our website.
More information can be found at the university’s coronavirus website, which includes FAQs covering common topics. Additional questions may be emailed to email@example.com. You may also contact UD’s COVID-19 Call Center at 302-831-1188.