COVID-19 Emergency Response Desktop

Now Available!

The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities in collaboration with our partners at the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council and AbleLink Smart Living Technologies would like to introduce you to our new Colorado Emergency Response Desktop. This new technology is intended to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities relevant and accessible information about the COVID-19 pandemic as well as accessible tools to encourage social engagement and promote wellness.

This exciting new program is a specifically designed version of AbleLink’s Smart Living Desktop Suite that makes engaging with computers accessible to all. The program provides customized picture and audio email, step-by-step tasks to perform at home, COVID-19 related information, and access to interactive exercise, relaxation, and entertainment. This software is designed to run with Windows Office.

The Colorado Emergency Response Desktop will be available to up to 500 Coloradans for FREE. Priority will be given to self-advocates of Speaking for Ourselves Colorado, individuals who have been displaced due to COVID-19, people in supported living situations, and those living at home with family members. Software licenses will be distributed based on a limited number for each geographic region. This free software license will be provided for six months.

If you, a friend, or family member are interested in this unique and exciting opportunity to engage with accessible technology please link to the following engagement form and we will contact you to initiate and install your free program!

Engagement Form

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We will be holding a weekly Zoom meeting in order to provide an introduction of the program. Please feel free to participate in this Zoom meeting via the below link or by calling into the phone number to gain a better understanding of the CO-ERDS product!

When: Every Monday at 12:00 pm (MST)
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 956 7612 0364
Call in Number: +1-253-215-8782

If you need help with installing the software or have other questions, the AbleLink Technology team will be holding weekly Zoom software support meetings. You can participate via the below link or also call into the meetings.

When: Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm (MST)
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 955 3897 9420
Call in number: +1-253-215-8782

Project Partners

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The following work was made possible by a gift from the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and grant 1901COSCDD-02 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.