Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities

September 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities @ online

Webinar Description:

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

Please Note:

  • ASL andCART captioning will be provided. For additional disability accommodations please email Jennifer Tuell at 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.