Connecticut Will Spend $2 Million in Covid Relief Funds For the Deaf Community

Connecticut Will Spend $2 Million in Covid Relief Funds For the Deaf Community

During the pandemic, some communities have felt left out.

That’s why Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz stopped by the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford Wednesday, WTNH News reports. She wanted to highlight challenges during the pandemic for that community.

The school’s executive director, Jeffrey Bravin, told News 8, “Access to information online is not accessible necessarily to the deaf and hard of hearing community, so we want to make that investment.”

Now the Lamont Administration wants to use $2 million in federal pandemic relief funds to increase support services for this group, including those at West Hartford’s American School for the Deaf.

Bravin pointed out, “We had the very first permanent deaf school in America. That was one standard. And we have so many more standards that Connecticut will continue to set.”

Read more:

How To Qualify