Braille Monitor                         April 2021

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Introducing the COVID Vaccine Promo

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts expand, it has become clear that many websites and processes to register, set appointments, and navigate spaces for the vaccine are not fully accessible to those in the blind and low-vision community. While it is the responsibility of government and healthcare entities to comply with the law and ensure that their platforms and processes are accessible, and while the community will continue its advocacy efforts, we cannot wait to get the vaccine. Therefore, we are introducing the COVID promo to assist the Explorer community in obtaining these crucial vaccines. For up to thirty minutes per day, Explorers may use Aira free for vaccine-related tasks.

To help our advocacy efforts, we would ask that you use the hashtag #CovidBLV in any and all social media postings and share some of the gaps and barriers you encountered. Also consider mentioning @Airaio and our partners the National Federation of the Blind (@NFB_Voice) in your posts. You can also help advocate by completing this survey Access to COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Survey (https://nfb.org/programs-services/legal-program/access-covid-19-vaccine-and-testing-survey) that has been created by the National Federation of the Blind.

Our goal is to ensure that entities understand their obligation to make their websites and processes as accessible as possible. As they work to do so, we can assist people in the following ways regarding their COVID vaccinations:

This promo does not cover:

In order to provide this promotion, we will be limiting our Job Seeker promo to one thirty-minute call per day through May.

The staff and agents here at Aira wish you and yours the best of health.

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