COVID Challenges Facing Blind People: Vaccine, Voting Accessibility, Virtual Learning

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Blind man runs with guide dog
Thomas Panek, right, runs with guide dog Blaze and Mike Racioppo, a training specialist for running guide dogs, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Central Park in New York. Panek, a blind runner with a wall full of ribbons from marathons he ran with a human guide, developed a canine running guide training program five years ago after becoming president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind in suburban New York. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

About 12 million people 40 or older have a vision impairment, according to the CDC. We examine access to the COVID vaccine after Kaiser Health News found that federal, state and local websites violate disability laws. Plus, we discuss virtual learning challenges for blind children.

Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Denise Jess Guest
  • Jim Denham Guest
  • Dan Wenzel Guest

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