Health Care

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites: Accessibility and Accommodation Resources for People with Disabilities

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine was recently expanded in Arizona to include all individuals 16 and older at State-operated vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties. Each county also operates additional vaccination sites and may have different prioritizations, so it is important to check with your county health department about vaccine eligibility if you intend to sign […]
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COVID 19 One Year Later: Disability Community’s Continued Need for Equity in Vaccination Distribution

One year ago the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. To date, we have lost 16,519 Arizonans due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has upended our lives and forced everyone to adapt to a different way of living. Development and distribution of three vaccines brings hope. But as demand is high and supply is limited, Arizona’s leaders must develop and administer a priority […]
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Disability Advocates Ask Governor Ducey to Make People with Disabilities a Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), along with the Arc of Arizona, Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, and numerous advocacy organizations, hosted a press conference calling upon Governor Doug Ducey to prioritize the COVD-19 vaccine for people with disabilities. On February 26, 2021, ACDL and the other disability rights organizations sent a letter to Governor Ducey, requesting amendments […]
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Introducing New ASL Video Series on Effective Communication Issues in Healthcare Settings

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO HERE In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) uses this blog post to introduce a three-part video series designed for people who are deaf and whose first and primary language is American Sign Language (ASL).  The video project was supported by a grant from the Arizona […]
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Disability and Accessible Medical Care in the time of COVID-19

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI By: Asim Dietrich* The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is an important law that safeguards the civil rights of persons with disabilities in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physician’s offices, and other professional healthcare offices. Access to medical care is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic because people with disabilities are disproportionately affected […]
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