NFB Sponsors Initiative to Address Inaccessibility of Covid-19 At-home Testing

On January 3, 2022, National Federation of the Blind’s President Riccobono wrote a letter to President Biden regarding the NFB’s concerns about the accessibility of at-home COVID-19 tests. He reminded the President that the blind have already faced many barriers during the pandemic, including inaccessible websites and drive-through-only testing sites, and these experiences reinforce the urgency of the administration to address accessibility now. President Riccobono stated that the National Federation of the Blind stands ready to collaborate with the Biden administration to ensure equal access for all Americans and is eager to serve as the vehicle for blind people to get accurate and up-to-date information from the administration regarding COVID-19 and other home healthcare needs.

 

As testing remains inaccessible, today we are announcing a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind. Together, with their generous support, we are able to make Covid-19 at-home testing accessible for even more blind people. Residents of the United States may call Aira and receive professional visual interpreting assistance with any type of Covid-19 rapid antigen or PCR home test. 

 

To learn more about this offer and about the NFB’s advocacy toward making this and future testing processes accessible for blind and low vision people, visit nfb.org/covidtests.

 

Please share this important announcement with anyone you know who may not be part of the Aira community; while you do need to have at minimum an Aira Guest account, membership in the NFB is not a requirement to take advantage of the offer.  For more information on setting up either a free Guest or paid Explorer account, visit Download the App and Try It for Free.

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