Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities


DeAnn Elliott
 

Hi,

Just as a counterpoint, some of the best medical experiences I've had have been in ERs. I've had less good experiences with specialists. I think there may be protocols in place in emergency situations that offer a little bit of protection and more consistency in care, and the conversation in a specialist's office is private and seems less structured and can go anywhere--a judgement call rather than a protocol. I know it's different for different people, but that was my experience. It's a challenge for sure.

DeAnn

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:39 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

I agree with you, Shirley. Going to the ER is very difficult because you don’t know what you’re going to find in terms of attitudes.
On Feb 2, 2021, at 6:01 PM, cheryl cumings <cscumings@comcast.net> wrote:

You would think that by now they would know better. I suppose like other marginalized groups, we will continue having to insist on our humanity and that we will have to tell that to everyone.
Cheryl


-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Shirley
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:17 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Thanks. I was quite surprised at the very high percentage of physicians who had such a poor attitude towards Persons with disabilities. If I can see my PCP, who knows me well, I'm better off than going to an emergency room.

Shirley
-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of cheryl cumings
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:30 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Hello,
This is a link to anarticle about physicians and their beliefs about the lives of people with disabilities.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/01/large-majority-of-doctors-hold-misconceptions-about-people-with-disabilities-survey-finds/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpGbFkySTFNVEUxTldSayIsInQiOiJVZDhQbmdmd0JCUVViV21QMjRPdlNJNTJJaEh0eDF6cnRGYTIrVUF2WGJpblBhYXZ5Z2tRRmlnYlV5b2lXZndQOG1uVlN2dFJNbnRoSE9RRnVhK3B2aTdBbjRKbmgwY2luc1hmKzFSWDF3ZStXR3ZNM2FWK1JjMFwvR25HY3VPVVcifQ%3D%3D

Best,
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:27 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine

Hello again!



Sorry for so many emails on this vaccine site subject, but I wanted to now echo what David reports about using table commands to access the information in the Word document he shared. I don’t know why when I first opened that document, I was unable to do that, but after closing it and reopening it, now I find that I, too, can use normal table reading commands as David states. If that didn’t work for you when you were first attempting to navigate through the Word document, I recommend that you close it and try reopening to see if your experience improves, as it did for me.



I will correct only one thing David said, though. For me, if the links in the tables are properly hyperlinked, as many of them seem to be, then it is definitely possible to launch those links right from the document in whatever way you typically do that. Either move your JAWS cursor one or two characters into the link name and hit Enter, or use your application key when you have focus anywhere within the link to copy or launch the link.



Not all of the links are hyperlinked, however, so if you aren’t hearing JAWS say “link” before it reads all of the http stuff, you may have to copy and paste that URL into your web browser, as David advises.



OK. I think I am done on this topic for today. Good luck, everyone. When you are actually eligible to register and schedule your first shot, who really knows how all of this will look at that point, anyway!



Bruce



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:30 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi Tina,



You can use standard JAWS table navigation keystrokes (Control Alt held together, and the four arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the table). The URL’s are in text format, so you will need to copy and paste them into your browser, rather than just hit Enter on them. I can’t really speak about the experience once you get on a web site, but that’s how you deal with the table.



David







From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:16 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Tina:



For me, using JAWS2020, there is a way I am able to get at all of the information in the Word document that David shared. although it isn’t very efficient, as you will need to navigate through the entire document in order to use this method, I have found that if you hold down the Control key, and use your arrow keys, you can navigate down through this entire document. It allows you to associate the link or other important information that is presented for each location, as each location seems to be presented within its own individual table, and you will soon see the pattern of what types of information is provided for each vaccine site.



Once you are hearing the cell info you want, you can also use normal word or letter selection JAWS techniques to copy a link, phone number, or any other relevant information presented for a particular site, should you want to save it somewhere else.



I don’t even know how I happened upon this method of navigating when there are multiple tables in a Word document, but it does seem to work well enough for you to at least access the information. And, since this COVID vaccination process is so challenging already, the more we can figure out independently, the better off we will all be.



Bruce







Bruce A. Howell

Accessibility Services Manager

The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617-969-6200, ext. 210

Fax: 617-969-6204

Email: bruce.howell@carroll.org <mailto:bruce.howell@carroll.org>



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From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:40 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



David, the only way I was able to see the links was to produce a links list, and then I couldn’t match the URLs to the location listed. Also, I had a lot of trouble navigating the list itself in the word doc. It says it’s a table, but normal table navigation commands don’t work. All I can do is arrow up and down, and what is read to me is variable. Very flakey. If anyone has figured out how to use this document, any insight would be helpful!



Thanks. Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 5:22 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



The Word file has links to each location with hours, etc. Download the latest update of this file to your PC using this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7geltt782jpnbk/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fe7geltt782jpnbk%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010068008%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nWgPFNUh7MC27BXR3eLkfAfamWD%2BXJaDVVU5eOdeqaM%3D&reserved=0>





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 4:29 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



I was behind on my emails, so just read this thread on finding a vaccine site. Thanks, Dina and David, for that info. It’s great that we can access the list of sites, but what about getting further info on that site (e.g. hours, or, most importantly, how to register for an appointment. Per the page with the interactive map, by clicking on the map items, you can get access to the page where you schedule an appointment. Any ideas on how we will do that?

Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:45 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,



To save you the trouble of trying to find this Word-formatted table on the web, click the link below to download it directly to your computer’s Downloads folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbm8k2kvhgpf2w6/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fhbm8k2kvhgpf2w6%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010078001%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=OujrKxb0l%2B49HCZahKiWnY4hASY0QKmOcAAbo0EW4YU%3D&reserved=0>



Note that it will probably be updated from time to time.



Regards,

David









From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:35 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Yes but the link is at the very bottom of the page.



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:28 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Excellent, thanks, Dina. Did you find that on the site itself?





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:23 PM
To: bscb-l@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



There is a link to download the list of sites that is a word document;



https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible- <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Finfo-details%2Fcovid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1%23find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dsw0A2x06xcN8NnIrZIyolHTIqgJWpfat0Yg0ZDPzpo%3D&reserved=0>



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 2:54 PM
To: 'BSCB chat list' <bscb-l@acblists.org>
Subject: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,

I just went into www.mass.gov/covidvaccine <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fcovidvaccine&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=9viIH9MatQlbL4FHa6dcjJaxIOVQgbmr1uz21FBNK%2BQ%3D&reserved=0> . Obviously it Is not yet time for us to be vaccinated, as we are still in phase one. Still, I was dismayed because when I tried to find locations just to get a sense of what is available, I could not. There were color- coded areas and references to maps, but I did not see any edit field where I could put in a zip code or city name. Maybe I could have done this if I had filled out the form indicating that I was now eligible. In any case, this makes me very nervous as to how much information will be available to us when phase two begins. Has anyone else had better luck with this than me? Thanks.

As to Charbel’s question, I do not believe that we as blind people have specific priority, but rather that it depends, as for everyone, on your age, comorbidities and the like.





Sharon Strzalkowski

strzal@charter.net




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Sharon Strzalkowski
 

I agree with you, Shirley. Going to the ER is very difficult because you don’t know what you’re going to find in terms of attitudes.

On Feb 2, 2021, at 6:01 PM, cheryl cumings <cscumings@comcast.net> wrote:

You would think that by now they would know better. I suppose like other marginalized groups, we will continue having to insist on our humanity and that we will have to tell that to everyone.
Cheryl


-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Shirley
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:17 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Thanks. I was quite surprised at the very high percentage of physicians who had such a poor attitude towards Persons with disabilities. If I can see my PCP, who knows me well, I'm better off than going to an emergency room.

Shirley
-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of cheryl cumings
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:30 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Hello,
This is a link to anarticle about physicians and their beliefs about the lives of people with disabilities.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/01/large-majority-of-doctors-hold-misconceptions-about-people-with-disabilities-survey-finds/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpGbFkySTFNVEUxTldSayIsInQiOiJVZDhQbmdmd0JCUVViV21QMjRPdlNJNTJJaEh0eDF6cnRGYTIrVUF2WGJpblBhYXZ5Z2tRRmlnYlV5b2lXZndQOG1uVlN2dFJNbnRoSE9RRnVhK3B2aTdBbjRKbmgwY2luc1hmKzFSWDF3ZStXR3ZNM2FWK1JjMFwvR25HY3VPVVcifQ%3D%3D

Best,
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:27 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine

Hello again!



Sorry for so many emails on this vaccine site subject, but I wanted to now echo what David reports about using table commands to access the information in the Word document he shared. I don’t know why when I first opened that document, I was unable to do that, but after closing it and reopening it, now I find that I, too, can use normal table reading commands as David states. If that didn’t work for you when you were first attempting to navigate through the Word document, I recommend that you close it and try reopening to see if your experience improves, as it did for me.



I will correct only one thing David said, though. For me, if the links in the tables are properly hyperlinked, as many of them seem to be, then it is definitely possible to launch those links right from the document in whatever way you typically do that. Either move your JAWS cursor one or two characters into the link name and hit Enter, or use your application key when you have focus anywhere within the link to copy or launch the link.



Not all of the links are hyperlinked, however, so if you aren’t hearing JAWS say “link” before it reads all of the http stuff, you may have to copy and paste that URL into your web browser, as David advises.



OK. I think I am done on this topic for today. Good luck, everyone. When you are actually eligible to register and schedule your first shot, who really knows how all of this will look at that point, anyway!



Bruce



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:30 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi Tina,



You can use standard JAWS table navigation keystrokes (Control Alt held together, and the four arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the table). The URL’s are in text format, so you will need to copy and paste them into your browser, rather than just hit Enter on them. I can’t really speak about the experience once you get on a web site, but that’s how you deal with the table.



David







From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:16 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Tina:



For me, using JAWS2020, there is a way I am able to get at all of the information in the Word document that David shared. although it isn’t very efficient, as you will need to navigate through the entire document in order to use this method, I have found that if you hold down the Control key, and use your arrow keys, you can navigate down through this entire document. It allows you to associate the link or other important information that is presented for each location, as each location seems to be presented within its own individual table, and you will soon see the pattern of what types of information is provided for each vaccine site.



Once you are hearing the cell info you want, you can also use normal word or letter selection JAWS techniques to copy a link, phone number, or any other relevant information presented for a particular site, should you want to save it somewhere else.



I don’t even know how I happened upon this method of navigating when there are multiple tables in a Word document, but it does seem to work well enough for you to at least access the information. And, since this COVID vaccination process is so challenging already, the more we can figure out independently, the better off we will all be.



Bruce







Bruce A. Howell

Accessibility Services Manager

The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617-969-6200, ext. 210

Fax: 617-969-6204

Email: bruce.howell@carroll.org <mailto:bruce.howell@carroll.org>



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From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:40 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



David, the only way I was able to see the links was to produce a links list, and then I couldn’t match the URLs to the location listed. Also, I had a lot of trouble navigating the list itself in the word doc. It says it’s a table, but normal table navigation commands don’t work. All I can do is arrow up and down, and what is read to me is variable. Very flakey. If anyone has figured out how to use this document, any insight would be helpful!



Thanks. Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 5:22 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



The Word file has links to each location with hours, etc. Download the latest update of this file to your PC using this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7geltt782jpnbk/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fe7geltt782jpnbk%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010068008%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nWgPFNUh7MC27BXR3eLkfAfamWD%2BXJaDVVU5eOdeqaM%3D&reserved=0>





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 4:29 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



I was behind on my emails, so just read this thread on finding a vaccine site. Thanks, Dina and David, for that info. It’s great that we can access the list of sites, but what about getting further info on that site (e.g. hours, or, most importantly, how to register for an appointment. Per the page with the interactive map, by clicking on the map items, you can get access to the page where you schedule an appointment. Any ideas on how we will do that?

Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:45 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,



To save you the trouble of trying to find this Word-formatted table on the web, click the link below to download it directly to your computer’s Downloads folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbm8k2kvhgpf2w6/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fhbm8k2kvhgpf2w6%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010078001%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=OujrKxb0l%2B49HCZahKiWnY4hASY0QKmOcAAbo0EW4YU%3D&reserved=0>



Note that it will probably be updated from time to time.



Regards,

David









From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:35 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Yes but the link is at the very bottom of the page.



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:28 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Excellent, thanks, Dina. Did you find that on the site itself?





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:23 PM
To: bscb-l@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



There is a link to download the list of sites that is a word document;



https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible- <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Finfo-details%2Fcovid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1%23find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dsw0A2x06xcN8NnIrZIyolHTIqgJWpfat0Yg0ZDPzpo%3D&reserved=0>



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 2:54 PM
To: 'BSCB chat list' <bscb-l@acblists.org>
Subject: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,

I just went into www.mass.gov/covidvaccine <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fcovidvaccine&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=9viIH9MatQlbL4FHa6dcjJaxIOVQgbmr1uz21FBNK%2BQ%3D&reserved=0> . Obviously it Is not yet time for us to be vaccinated, as we are still in phase one. Still, I was dismayed because when I tried to find locations just to get a sense of what is available, I could not. There were color- coded areas and references to maps, but I did not see any edit field where I could put in a zip code or city name. Maybe I could have done this if I had filled out the form indicating that I was now eligible. In any case, this makes me very nervous as to how much information will be available to us when phase two begins. Has anyone else had better luck with this than me? Thanks.

As to Charbel’s question, I do not believe that we as blind people have specific priority, but rather that it depends, as for everyone, on your age, comorbidities and the like.





Sharon Strzalkowski

strzal@charter.net




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cheryl cumings
 

You would think that by now they would know better. I suppose like other marginalized groups, we will continue having to insist on our humanity and that we will have to tell that to everyone.
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Shirley
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:17 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Thanks. I was quite surprised at the very high percentage of physicians who had such a poor attitude towards Persons with disabilities. If I can see my PCP, who knows me well, I'm better off than going to an emergency room.

Shirley
-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of cheryl cumings
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:30 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Hello,
This is a link to anarticle about physicians and their beliefs about the lives of people with disabilities.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/01/large-majority-of-doctors-hold-misconceptions-about-people-with-disabilities-survey-finds/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpGbFkySTFNVEUxTldSayIsInQiOiJVZDhQbmdmd0JCUVViV21QMjRPdlNJNTJJaEh0eDF6cnRGYTIrVUF2WGJpblBhYXZ5Z2tRRmlnYlV5b2lXZndQOG1uVlN2dFJNbnRoSE9RRnVhK3B2aTdBbjRKbmgwY2luc1hmKzFSWDF3ZStXR3ZNM2FWK1JjMFwvR25HY3VPVVcifQ%3D%3D

Best,
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:27 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine

Hello again!



Sorry for so many emails on this vaccine site subject, but I wanted to now echo what David reports about using table commands to access the information in the Word document he shared. I don’t know why when I first opened that document, I was unable to do that, but after closing it and reopening it, now I find that I, too, can use normal table reading commands as David states. If that didn’t work for you when you were first attempting to navigate through the Word document, I recommend that you close it and try reopening to see if your experience improves, as it did for me.



I will correct only one thing David said, though. For me, if the links in the tables are properly hyperlinked, as many of them seem to be, then it is definitely possible to launch those links right from the document in whatever way you typically do that. Either move your JAWS cursor one or two characters into the link name and hit Enter, or use your application key when you have focus anywhere within the link to copy or launch the link.



Not all of the links are hyperlinked, however, so if you aren’t hearing JAWS say “link” before it reads all of the http stuff, you may have to copy and paste that URL into your web browser, as David advises.



OK. I think I am done on this topic for today. Good luck, everyone. When you are actually eligible to register and schedule your first shot, who really knows how all of this will look at that point, anyway!



Bruce



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:30 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi Tina,



You can use standard JAWS table navigation keystrokes (Control Alt held together, and the four arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the table). The URL’s are in text format, so you will need to copy and paste them into your browser, rather than just hit Enter on them. I can’t really speak about the experience once you get on a web site, but that’s how you deal with the table.



David







From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:16 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Tina:



For me, using JAWS2020, there is a way I am able to get at all of the information in the Word document that David shared. although it isn’t very efficient, as you will need to navigate through the entire document in order to use this method, I have found that if you hold down the Control key, and use your arrow keys, you can navigate down through this entire document. It allows you to associate the link or other important information that is presented for each location, as each location seems to be presented within its own individual table, and you will soon see the pattern of what types of information is provided for each vaccine site.



Once you are hearing the cell info you want, you can also use normal word or letter selection JAWS techniques to copy a link, phone number, or any other relevant information presented for a particular site, should you want to save it somewhere else.



I don’t even know how I happened upon this method of navigating when there are multiple tables in a Word document, but it does seem to work well enough for you to at least access the information. And, since this COVID vaccination process is so challenging already, the more we can figure out independently, the better off we will all be.



Bruce







Bruce A. Howell

Accessibility Services Manager

The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617-969-6200, ext. 210

Fax: 617-969-6204

Email: bruce.howell@carroll.org <mailto:bruce.howell@carroll.org>



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From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:40 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



David, the only way I was able to see the links was to produce a links list, and then I couldn’t match the URLs to the location listed. Also, I had a lot of trouble navigating the list itself in the word doc. It says it’s a table, but normal table navigation commands don’t work. All I can do is arrow up and down, and what is read to me is variable. Very flakey. If anyone has figured out how to use this document, any insight would be helpful!



Thanks. Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 5:22 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



The Word file has links to each location with hours, etc. Download the latest update of this file to your PC using this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7geltt782jpnbk/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fe7geltt782jpnbk%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010068008%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nWgPFNUh7MC27BXR3eLkfAfamWD%2BXJaDVVU5eOdeqaM%3D&reserved=0>





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 4:29 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



I was behind on my emails, so just read this thread on finding a vaccine site. Thanks, Dina and David, for that info. It’s great that we can access the list of sites, but what about getting further info on that site (e.g. hours, or, most importantly, how to register for an appointment. Per the page with the interactive map, by clicking on the map items, you can get access to the page where you schedule an appointment. Any ideas on how we will do that?

Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:45 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,



To save you the trouble of trying to find this Word-formatted table on the web, click the link below to download it directly to your computer’s Downloads folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbm8k2kvhgpf2w6/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fhbm8k2kvhgpf2w6%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010078001%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=OujrKxb0l%2B49HCZahKiWnY4hASY0QKmOcAAbo0EW4YU%3D&reserved=0>



Note that it will probably be updated from time to time.



Regards,

David









From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:35 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Yes but the link is at the very bottom of the page.



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:28 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Excellent, thanks, Dina. Did you find that on the site itself?





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:23 PM
To: bscb-l@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



There is a link to download the list of sites that is a word document;



https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible- <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Finfo-details%2Fcovid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1%23find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dsw0A2x06xcN8NnIrZIyolHTIqgJWpfat0Yg0ZDPzpo%3D&reserved=0>



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 2:54 PM
To: 'BSCB chat list' <bscb-l@acblists.org>
Subject: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,

I just went into www.mass.gov/covidvaccine <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fcovidvaccine&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=9viIH9MatQlbL4FHa6dcjJaxIOVQgbmr1uz21FBNK%2BQ%3D&reserved=0> . Obviously it Is not yet time for us to be vaccinated, as we are still in phase one. Still, I was dismayed because when I tried to find locations just to get a sense of what is available, I could not. There were color- coded areas and references to maps, but I did not see any edit field where I could put in a zip code or city name. Maybe I could have done this if I had filled out the form indicating that I was now eligible. In any case, this makes me very nervous as to how much information will be available to us when phase two begins. Has anyone else had better luck with this than me? Thanks.

As to Charbel’s question, I do not believe that we as blind people have specific priority, but rather that it depends, as for everyone, on your age, comorbidities and the like.





Sharon Strzalkowski

strzal@charter.net




Carroll Center for the Blind Confidentiality Notice: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual(s) addressed in the message above. This communication may contain sensitive or confidential information. If you are not an intended recipient dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you received this email in error and the email contains private information, please contact the Carroll Center Compliance Line at 617-969-6200 x. 214. If the email was sent to you in error but does not contain private information, please contact the sender and delete the email.


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Shirley
 

Thanks. I was quite surprised at the very high percentage of physicians who had such a poor attitude towards Persons with disabilities. If I can see my PCP, who knows me well, I'm better off than going to an emergency room.

Shirley

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of cheryl cumings
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:30 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] Physician Misconceptions about People with Disabilities

Hello,
This is a link to anarticle about physicians and their beliefs about the lives of people with disabilities.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/01/large-majority-of-doctors-hold-misconceptions-about-people-with-disabilities-survey-finds/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpGbFkySTFNVEUxTldSayIsInQiOiJVZDhQbmdmd0JCUVViV21QMjRPdlNJNTJJaEh0eDF6cnRGYTIrVUF2WGJpblBhYXZ5Z2tRRmlnYlV5b2lXZndQOG1uVlN2dFJNbnRoSE9RRnVhK3B2aTdBbjRKbmgwY2luc1hmKzFSWDF3ZStXR3ZNM2FWK1JjMFwvR25HY3VPVVcifQ%3D%3D

Best,
Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:27 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine

Hello again!



Sorry for so many emails on this vaccine site subject, but I wanted to now echo what David reports about using table commands to access the information in the Word document he shared. I don’t know why when I first opened that document, I was unable to do that, but after closing it and reopening it, now I find that I, too, can use normal table reading commands as David states. If that didn’t work for you when you were first attempting to navigate through the Word document, I recommend that you close it and try reopening to see if your experience improves, as it did for me.



I will correct only one thing David said, though. For me, if the links in the tables are properly hyperlinked, as many of them seem to be, then it is definitely possible to launch those links right from the document in whatever way you typically do that. Either move your JAWS cursor one or two characters into the link name and hit Enter, or use your application key when you have focus anywhere within the link to copy or launch the link.



Not all of the links are hyperlinked, however, so if you aren’t hearing JAWS say “link” before it reads all of the http stuff, you may have to copy and paste that URL into your web browser, as David advises.



OK. I think I am done on this topic for today. Good luck, everyone. When you are actually eligible to register and schedule your first shot, who really knows how all of this will look at that point, anyway!



Bruce



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:30 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi Tina,



You can use standard JAWS table navigation keystrokes (Control Alt held together, and the four arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the table). The URL’s are in text format, so you will need to copy and paste them into your browser, rather than just hit Enter on them. I can’t really speak about the experience once you get on a web site, but that’s how you deal with the table.



David







From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:16 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Tina:



For me, using JAWS2020, there is a way I am able to get at all of the information in the Word document that David shared. although it isn’t very efficient, as you will need to navigate through the entire document in order to use this method, I have found that if you hold down the Control key, and use your arrow keys, you can navigate down through this entire document. It allows you to associate the link or other important information that is presented for each location, as each location seems to be presented within its own individual table, and you will soon see the pattern of what types of information is provided for each vaccine site.



Once you are hearing the cell info you want, you can also use normal word or letter selection JAWS techniques to copy a link, phone number, or any other relevant information presented for a particular site, should you want to save it somewhere else.



I don’t even know how I happened upon this method of navigating when there are multiple tables in a Word document, but it does seem to work well enough for you to at least access the information. And, since this COVID vaccination process is so challenging already, the more we can figure out independently, the better off we will all be.



Bruce







Bruce A. Howell

Accessibility Services Manager

The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617-969-6200, ext. 210

Fax: 617-969-6204

Email: bruce.howell@carroll.org <mailto:bruce.howell@carroll.org>



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From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:40 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



David, the only way I was able to see the links was to produce a links list, and then I couldn’t match the URLs to the location listed. Also, I had a lot of trouble navigating the list itself in the word doc. It says it’s a table, but normal table navigation commands don’t work. All I can do is arrow up and down, and what is read to me is variable. Very flakey. If anyone has figured out how to use this document, any insight would be helpful!



Thanks. Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 5:22 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



The Word file has links to each location with hours, etc. Download the latest update of this file to your PC using this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7geltt782jpnbk/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fe7geltt782jpnbk%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010068008%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nWgPFNUh7MC27BXR3eLkfAfamWD%2BXJaDVVU5eOdeqaM%3D&reserved=0>





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 4:29 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



I was behind on my emails, so just read this thread on finding a vaccine site. Thanks, Dina and David, for that info. It’s great that we can access the list of sites, but what about getting further info on that site (e.g. hours, or, most importantly, how to register for an appointment. Per the page with the interactive map, by clicking on the map items, you can get access to the page where you schedule an appointment. Any ideas on how we will do that?

Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:45 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,



To save you the trouble of trying to find this Word-formatted table on the web, click the link below to download it directly to your computer’s Downloads folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbm8k2kvhgpf2w6/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fhbm8k2kvhgpf2w6%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010078001%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=OujrKxb0l%2B49HCZahKiWnY4hASY0QKmOcAAbo0EW4YU%3D&reserved=0>



Note that it will probably be updated from time to time.



Regards,

David









From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:35 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Yes but the link is at the very bottom of the page.



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:28 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Excellent, thanks, Dina. Did you find that on the site itself?





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:23 PM
To: bscb-l@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



There is a link to download the list of sites that is a word document;



https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible- <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Finfo-details%2Fcovid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1%23find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dsw0A2x06xcN8NnIrZIyolHTIqgJWpfat0Yg0ZDPzpo%3D&reserved=0>



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 2:54 PM
To: 'BSCB chat list' <bscb-l@acblists.org>
Subject: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,

I just went into www.mass.gov/covidvaccine <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fcovidvaccine&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=9viIH9MatQlbL4FHa6dcjJaxIOVQgbmr1uz21FBNK%2BQ%3D&reserved=0> . Obviously it Is not yet time for us to be vaccinated, as we are still in phase one. Still, I was dismayed because when I tried to find locations just to get a sense of what is available, I could not. There were color- coded areas and references to maps, but I did not see any edit field where I could put in a zip code or city name. Maybe I could have done this if I had filled out the form indicating that I was now eligible. In any case, this makes me very nervous as to how much information will be available to us when phase two begins. Has anyone else had better luck with this than me? Thanks.

As to Charbel’s question, I do not believe that we as blind people have specific priority, but rather that it depends, as for everyone, on your age, comorbidities and the like.





Sharon Strzalkowski

strzal@charter.net




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cheryl cumings
 

-----Original Message-----
From: BSCB-L@acblists.org [mailto:BSCB-L@acblists.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:27 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine

Hello again!



Sorry for so many emails on this vaccine site subject, but I wanted to now echo what David reports about using table commands to access the information in the Word document he shared. I don’t know why when I first opened that document, I was unable to do that, but after closing it and reopening it, now I find that I, too, can use normal table reading commands as David states. If that didn’t work for you when you were first attempting to navigate through the Word document, I recommend that you close it and try reopening to see if your experience improves, as it did for me.



I will correct only one thing David said, though. For me, if the links in the tables are properly hyperlinked, as many of them seem to be, then it is definitely possible to launch those links right from the document in whatever way you typically do that. Either move your JAWS cursor one or two characters into the link name and hit Enter, or use your application key when you have focus anywhere within the link to copy or launch the link.



Not all of the links are hyperlinked, however, so if you aren’t hearing JAWS say “link” before it reads all of the http stuff, you may have to copy and paste that URL into your web browser, as David advises.



OK. I think I am done on this topic for today. Good luck, everyone. When you are actually eligible to register and schedule your first shot, who really knows how all of this will look at that point, anyway!



Bruce



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:30 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi Tina,



You can use standard JAWS table navigation keystrokes (Control Alt held together, and the four arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the table). The URL’s are in text format, so you will need to copy and paste them into your browser, rather than just hit Enter on them. I can’t really speak about the experience once you get on a web site, but that’s how you deal with the table.



David







From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Howell
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:16 AM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Tina:



For me, using JAWS2020, there is a way I am able to get at all of the information in the Word document that David shared. although it isn’t very efficient, as you will need to navigate through the entire document in order to use this method, I have found that if you hold down the Control key, and use your arrow keys, you can navigate down through this entire document. It allows you to associate the link or other important information that is presented for each location, as each location seems to be presented within its own individual table, and you will soon see the pattern of what types of information is provided for each vaccine site.



Once you are hearing the cell info you want, you can also use normal word or letter selection JAWS techniques to copy a link, phone number, or any other relevant information presented for a particular site, should you want to save it somewhere else.



I don’t even know how I happened upon this method of navigating when there are multiple tables in a Word document, but it does seem to work well enough for you to at least access the information. And, since this COVID vaccination process is so challenging already, the more we can figure out independently, the better off we will all be.



Bruce







Bruce A. Howell

Accessibility Services Manager

The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617-969-6200, ext. 210

Fax: 617-969-6204

Email: bruce.howell@carroll.org <mailto:bruce.howell@carroll.org>



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From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:40 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



David, the only way I was able to see the links was to produce a links list, and then I couldn’t match the URLs to the location listed. Also, I had a lot of trouble navigating the list itself in the word doc. It says it’s a table, but normal table navigation commands don’t work. All I can do is arrow up and down, and what is read to me is variable. Very flakey. If anyone has figured out how to use this document, any insight would be helpful!



Thanks. Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 5:22 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



The Word file has links to each location with hours, etc. Download the latest update of this file to your PC using this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7geltt782jpnbk/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fe7geltt782jpnbk%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210128-website-1215pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010068008%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nWgPFNUh7MC27BXR3eLkfAfamWD%2BXJaDVVU5eOdeqaM%3D&reserved=0>





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Tina Kurys
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 4:29 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



I was behind on my emails, so just read this thread on finding a vaccine site. Thanks, Dina and David, for that info. It’s great that we can access the list of sites, but what about getting further info on that site (e.g. hours, or, most importantly, how to register for an appointment. Per the page with the interactive map, by clicking on the map items, you can get access to the page where you schedule an appointment. Any ideas on how we will do that?

Tina





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:45 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,



To save you the trouble of trying to find this Word-formatted table on the web, click the link below to download it directly to your computer’s Downloads folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbm8k2kvhgpf2w6/Vaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx?dl=1 <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fhbm8k2kvhgpf2w6%2FVaccine-Locations-Eligible-Recipients-20210122-website-2pm.docx%3Fdl%3D1&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010078001%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=OujrKxb0l%2B49HCZahKiWnY4hASY0QKmOcAAbo0EW4YU%3D&reserved=0>



Note that it will probably be updated from time to time.



Regards,

David









From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:35 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Yes but the link is at the very bottom of the page.



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:28 PM
To: BSCB-L@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Excellent, thanks, Dina. Did you find that on the site itself?





From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Dina Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 3:23 PM
To: bscb-l@acblists.org
Subject: Re: [BSCB-L] vaccine



There is a link to download the list of sites that is a word document;



https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible- <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Finfo-details%2Fcovid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-in-phase-1%23find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dsw0A2x06xcN8NnIrZIyolHTIqgJWpfat0Yg0ZDPzpo%3D&reserved=0>



Dina Rosenbaum, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Carroll Center for the Blind

Phone: 617-969-6200 Ext. 238



From: BSCB-L@acblists.org <BSCB-L@acblists.org> On Behalf Of Sharon Strzalkowski
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 2:54 PM
To: 'BSCB chat list' <bscb-l@acblists.org>
Subject: [BSCB-L] vaccine



Hi all,

I just went into www.mass.gov/covidvaccine <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Fcovidvaccine&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0e4a14470691479005a508d8c4a43f2b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637475557010087997%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=9viIH9MatQlbL4FHa6dcjJaxIOVQgbmr1uz21FBNK%2BQ%3D&reserved=0> . Obviously it Is not yet time for us to be vaccinated, as we are still in phase one. Still, I was dismayed because when I tried to find locations just to get a sense of what is available, I could not. There were color- coded areas and references to maps, but I did not see any edit field where I could put in a zip code or city name. Maybe I could have done this if I had filled out the form indicating that I was now eligible. In any case, this makes me very nervous as to how much information will be available to us when phase two begins. Has anyone else had better luck with this than me? Thanks.

As to Charbel’s question, I do not believe that we as blind people have specific priority, but rather that it depends, as for everyone, on your age, comorbidities and the like.





Sharon Strzalkowski

strzal@charter.net




Carroll Center for the Blind Confidentiality Notice: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual(s) addressed in the message above. This communication may contain sensitive or confidential information. If you are not an intended recipient dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you received this email in error and the email contains private information, please contact the Carroll Center Compliance Line at 617-969-6200 x. 214. If the email was sent to you in error but does not contain private information, please contact the sender and delete the email.


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