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Accessible Videos Related to COVID-19

Graph chart that shows daily number of cases versus time since the outbreak.

DCMP offers several accessible videos related to COVID-19 to help students, families, and teachers better understand the social, physical, and emotional effects of this virus. The videos are captioned and described for students with disabilities.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease first identified in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30, 2020 and a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Detailed information can be found on the WHO and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites.

Editor's Note: Teen Kids News episode 1731 provides students with tips for successfully completing online learning, and episode 1732 gives updates on college entrance exams related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Titles Related to COVID-19

2 by 3 Brady Bunch-style grid of people and animals, including a fireman, cat, tiger, and doctor.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Season 5 / Ep 1
23 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Computer rendering showing tiny air sacs called alveoli attached to red and blue capillaries.
Deep Look
Season 7 / Ep 11
4 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man in glasses and blue collared shirt gestures with hands out and lips pursed in mid-speech.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 17
Grade Level: 10 - 12
2 red lines branch off from a red dot at the top connecting to red dots that continue to branch off in twos 5 times to form a crown-shaped contagion.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 10
2 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two people standing apart, both wearing surgical masks.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 16
7 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 24
11 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man in glasses gestures with hand and parts lips in mid-speech. Toys and books on shelves displayed in background. Text at right reads, "Gimme that science!"
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 27
14 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Line graph titled, "Exponential Growth, Covid-19." Y axis reads, "Cases open parentheses Outside of China close parentheses" and X axis reads, "Feb twelfth" at left and "March fifteenth" at right. Pink dots gradually curve upward from left to right where they're labeled "X, 1 point 4."
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 6
7 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial view of man in glasses looking up at camera as he wipes his hands with a paper towel next to kitchen sink.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 7
13 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Screenshot of a video chat between Dianna and another woman. The other woman has dark hair with the ends dyed blue and green, over the head headphones with her hands up as she speaks. Dianna appears in the lower left corner wearing silver headphones.
Physics Girl
Season 4 / Ep 23
20 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Doctor injecting patient in their upper arm. Caption: To prevent the flu, many get the flu vaccine.
Real World Science
Episode 16
11 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
2-page view of a storybook with a cartoon woman with green hair closing her eyes. On the left, the story text reads, "To help yourself calm down, start by closing your eyes..."
7 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 5
A group of bats sleeping on tree branches.
56 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Long line of people waiting indoors in a hallway. Some look down at papers in their hands while others look forward.
Teen Kids News
Episode 1804
21 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Teen Kids News (Episode 1903)
Teen Kids News
Episode 1903
21 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Antivirals. A tablet of medication, an IV bag, and a vial with syringe.
The Amoeba Sisters
Episode
9 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two cartoon characters with a DNA strand. Viruses.
The Amoeba Sisters
Episode
6 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Digital illustration of a prickly green ball with an angry face standing in front of 3 large white balls with angry faces. Title card reads, "Alert! Flu Virus."
56 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman with brown hair wearing a red plaid shirt is in front of a computer and a bookshelf. She claps her hands together in front of her while talking.
11 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12



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