[Ctabs] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] Blind and Low-Vision Participants Needed for Research Study on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nathanael T. Wales ntwales at omsoft.com
Fri Apr 10 16:39:54 UTC 2020

Fellow Connecticut Listers,


The National Federation of the Blind and several other organizations of and for the blind are conducting a comprehensive survey of blind people to determine how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them.  Connecticut is still very underrepresented in responses; as of yesterday we had less than 10.  This is a survey that we have created and endorsed, and those who may have attended may remember that our national president, Mark Riccobono, discussed this survey on his live presidential release last week (which was very informative on many, many topics).  You may recall it’s called the Flattening the Accessibility Curve Survey.


All you need to do to qualify is be blind or visually impaired and age 18 or older.  You can read more in the e-mail below, but I’ll paste right here the link to it:



Depending on how much you want to share it may take a few minutes or more than 30.  No matter how much you want to share, what you do have to share is important and should be represented.  Topics of concern include access to health care, transportation, and shopping and also deal with our jobs or college studies (and even the studies of our children if we are parents or care-givers).


My fellow Connecticut residents…let’s see that we and all of our concerns as blind people in the COVID-19 pandemic are represented!


Nathanael Wales



From: NFBNet-Members-List [mailto:nfbnet-members-list-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Blake, Lou Ann via NFBNet-Members-List
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Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Blind and Low-Vision Participants Needed for Research Study on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic


AIRA, the National federation of the blind, Louisiana Tech, and many other entities in the field of blindness have developed a survey to explore the increased accessibility barriers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your feedback is needed. This survey may take thirty minutes or longer, but it is critical in understanding the additional impact COVID-19 is having on blind people. 


All blind and low-vision adults, aged eighteen and older, are encouraged to participate in this survey to provide information on the impact of COVID-19 on your life in the areas of healthcare; transportation; employment; education; social experiences; access to meals, food, and supplies; and voting. You can take the Flattening the Accessibility Curve survey <https://flatteninaccessibility.com/>  until April 13, 2020, so don’t delay!


                        Lou Ann


Lou Ann Blake, J.D.

Deputy Executive Director, Blindness Initiatives

200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 659-9314, extension 2221 |  <mailto:lblake at nfb.org> lblake at nfb.org



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