COVID-19 - Keeping The Training Environment Clean and Safe For Everyone
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COVID-19 - Keeping The Training Environment Clean and Safe For Everyone

by Terry Martin

Due to the COVID-19 virus, I wanted to share with you on how I am planning to manage the medical crisis.   First, for over three decades, I’ve always been concerned with the health and safety of my clients and members of their support team.  All evaluation meetings and training sessions have always been held in safe, clean, and accessible locations. 

I recently moved into a new office.  My office is in a New York State Government owned facility.  The building is cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis with extra precautions in place due to the health crisis.  In addition, I clean and sanitize my office regularly.  Every time before anyone attends a meeting in my office, all surfaces are cleaned and sanitized.  In addition, I have always had hand sanitizer available to anyone who visits my office.  These procedures were in place long before the virus and will always remain in place. 

Since 1998, I have used online web conferencing software to evaluate and train people on how to use their assistive technology.  With the quarantine and travel restrictions in place, it’s going to be difficult for people with disabilities to receive assistive technology evaluations, training, and support services.  Also, with colleges and universities moving exclusively to an online learning model, it could complicate a disabled person’s situation even more.  I am prepared to offer remote assistance immediately using web conferencing systems.  I have provided remote assistance since 1998 to my clients.  All that one would need is a high-speed Internet connection and a computer with a microphone and speakers or headphones/earbuds.  A webcam is optional.     

I stand ready to assist you and others in any way that I can.  For all of us, I hope a treatment and vaccine comes soon.  Please feel free to contact me through my contact form, email, or call my office phone.  Thank you very much for your time and continued support.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Please stay safe and healthy.