You are invited to join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) for a webinar on strategies and tools for accessibility in the COVID-19 vaccine experience. Persons with disabilities experience difficult barriers in getting the COVID-19 vaccine such as having accessible formats of COVID-19 vaccine information and materials and providing reasonable accommodations.
What we will talk about?
- The intersectionality of how race, ethnicity, and disability connect.
- The importance of COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities.
What will we explain?
- What do “accessibility” and “disability” mean?
- How can we be accessible when we share information about the COVID-19 vaccine and in future public health emergencies?
AUCD network members and partners will share examples of accessibility by showing the different ways you can create messaging and materials about COVID-19 vaccines that are accessible. Presenters with disabilities and expertise will talk about:
- Accessible formats like plain language, ASL/CART, and universal design.
- Accessibility in vaccine communication efforts.
- Accessibility in the vaccine sign-up process and at vaccine sites.
- Race – A way we talk about groups of people based on how they look or their family history
- Ethnicity – a group of people who share their own culture, history, language, religion, and set of traditions
- Pandemic – A outbreak of a disease that spreads among many people over a wide area
- Resiliency – the ability to be strong
- ASL andCART captioning will be provided. For additional disability accommodations please email Jennifer Tuell at firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to the event with name of event and accommodation preference in your response.
- There is no cost for this webinar.
- CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
- This webinar will be held on the Zoom Platform. You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.
- This webinar will be archived and available on the AUCD Webinar Library.