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How Covid-19 Changed Accessibility

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced the release of the Flatten Inaccessibility research report, a survey of the experience of individuals who are blind or low vision at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey sought to determine how people were affected in areas including transportation availability, healthcare, access to food and supplies, employment, education, and voting. Conducted by AFB in collaboration with 16 organizations working in the blindness community, the survey addressed “concerns about the quality of life for those most affected by community and public policy responses, such as reduced public transportation options, the quick transition mandating employees work from home, and school closings.” Use the link above to read the results.