Prevent Blindness has partnered with organizations and companies in a collaborative project to collect data and information about the experiences of individuals who are blind or are visually impaired during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the lives of those with visual impairments and to identify solutions for any identified challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences in the following areas:
- Education (including parents helping children with their education)
- Social experiences
- Access to meals, food, and supplies
The survey is open until 8 am EST on April 13.
Prevent Blindness is committed to supporting access to care for all individuals—which means that people with visual impairments are not limited in access to healthcare, information, education, online work environments, transportation, food and other supplies, or voting during the COVID-19 pandemic or at any other time. If we’re going to flatten the curve, we need to ensure everyone is included and has access to critical information and services.
We encourage you to participate in this survey and to forward on to your employees and constituents who are blind/are visually impaired. If you know of anyone who doesn’t have access to an online survey, reach out to help them in filling out the survey. We want all U.S. adults with visual impairments to have a voice in how we can work together to flatten the inaccessibility curve.