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About Our Partnership

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), supported by a grant from the CDC Foundation with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has created COVID-19 resources in alternative formats based upon CDC’s guidance.

"Like so many groups, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating dangers and hardships on people living with disabilities," said Judy Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. "To help address some of the challenges being faced by people in this community, we are pleased to support the work of the team at CIDI and their partners working to create accessible emergency materials. Importantly, we believe this project can inform serving this community during future public health threats as well."

For more background on this collaborative partnership, read this article.


About the CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private sector resources to support CDC's critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including Covid-19 and Ebola. Visit for more information.


About CIDI

With its rich history of providing accessible solutions to an underserved community, CIDI has positioned itself as a leader in accessibility and inclusion. CIDI is committed to promoting technological innovation; developing user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities; and addressing unmet needs in higher education, government, non-profits, and corporations by providing accessible and inclusive environments for all.