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NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People  

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Five New York state and local government agencies agreed to fix covid-19 vaccine websites to make them accessible for blind users following a Department of Justice investigation spurred by a KHN story . New York State’s Department of Health, the City of New York’s Department of Health, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., Nassau County and Suffolk County entered into written agreements with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, saying they have corrected issues that prevent blind or visually impaired users from accessing forms or navigating vaccine websites. In the agreements announced Tuesday, they pledged to maintain accessibility on those sites. KHN’s February investigation detailed how covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violated disability rights laws and hindered the ability of blind people to sign up for the potentially lifesaving vaccines.

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NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People

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