Vision-Aid Webinar - Making COVID-19 Info. more accessible
In India and globally, amid the continuing COVID crisis, one of the big challenges faced by Persons with Disabilities (PWD) is their inability to access vital information and resources published by governments and organizations because this information is not digitally accessible to persons with disabilities.
Thursday, May 20th, is “World Accessibility Day”. To commemorate this global accessibility awareness day, Vision-Aid is organizing a special webinar on the important topic of making Covid-19 information accessible for persons with disabilities.
The webinar will be hosted on May 20th between 11 am – noon EDT (8:30 and 9:30 PM IST). The speaker for the webinar will be John Rochford, Professor at University of Massachusetts, and a leading voice in the area of Accessibility.
John will be speaking on his latest initiative to make Covid-19 Information published on every country’s government websites easy to understand (accessible) by their huge populations of people with cognitive disabilities, as well as people with low literacy, non-native language speakers, the Deaf, and seniors. John is leading a crowd sourced initiative using Artificial Intelligence technology to make information accessible, readable, and easily understandable. For more info, see EasyCOVID19.org and EasyText.AI.