Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities

Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities


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Monday, September 13, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Meeting

Webinar Description:

Thank you for joining the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) for a webinar on strategies and tools for accessibility in the COVID-19 vaccine experience. Persons with disabilities experience difficult barriers in getting the COVID-19 vaccine such as having accessible formats of COVID-19 vaccine information and materials and providing reasonable accommodations.

What do we talk about?

  • The intersectionality of how race, ethnicity, and disability connect.
  • The importance of COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities.

What do we explain?

  • What do "accessibility" and "disability" mean?
  • How can we be accessible when we share information about the COVID-19 vaccine and in future public health emergencies?

AUCD network members and partners share examples of accessibility by showing the different ways you can create messaging and materials about COVID-19 vaccines that are accessible. Presenters with disabilities and expertise talk about:

  • Accessible formats like plain language, ASL/CART, and universal design.
  • Accessibility in vaccine communication efforts.
  • Accessibility in the vaccine sign-up process and at vaccine sites.


  • Race - A way we talk about groups of people based on how they look or their family history 
  • Ethnicity - a group of people who share their own culture, history, language, religion, and set of traditions 
  • Pandemic - A outbreak of a disease that spreads among many people over a wide area 
  • Resiliency - the ability to be strong

Please Note:

  • ASL andCART captioning will be provided. For additional disability accommodations please email Jennifer Tuell at [email protected] two weeks prior to the event with name of event and accommodation preference in your response.
  • There is no cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • This webinar will be held on the Zoom Platform. You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.
  • This webinar will be archived and available on the AUCD Webinar Library.