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Flattening the Accessibility Curve, a Large-scale Survey Seeking your Input

A coalition of blindness organizations and companies seek your feedback to determine the effects of COVID19 on people who are blind and visually impaired.

The "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adults with Visual Impairments in the United States" survey is available through the end of this weekend.

Here's more info from the page:

The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic including the fast-moving changes resulting from social distancing, local closures of businesses and schools, and the shift of education and employment to online environments has led to concerns about the impact on individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Major organizations and companies involved in the blindness community are collaborating in an effort to obtain data and information from the community. By collecting this information, we hope to illuminate issues, understand barriers affecting individuals as a result, and in turn focus on solutions needed for this unprecedented period of history.

The effort is being spearheaded by fifteen organizations including the American Council of the Blind, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, American Foundation for the Blind, Aira Tech Corp, American Printing House for the Blind, Be My Eyes, Council of Schools and Services for the Blind, Humanware, The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, National Federation of the Blind, Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness, National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, Prevent Blindness, VisionServe Alliance, and Vispero.

The survey expires April 13 at 8 AM Eastern and initial results are expected to be posted the week of April 20. No compensation is provided, but you can choose to enter a drawing for one of 20 $20 Amazon gift certificates.

Source: Flattening the Accessibility Curve Survey
Category: News

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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