Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum answers questions about two surveys that shed much light on the impact of the pandemic on people who are blind. It seems like an age ago that the pandemic began. It is therefore not surprising if most of us have given little thought to an event that occurred fairly early on. It was a survey that ACB sponsored along with fifteen or so other organizations and companies. Its objective was to gather data on how people with visual impairments were affected by the pandemic. A little later a second survey explored the impact of the pandemic on education. Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum has played a huge part in administering the examination of the data from the surveys and preparing a report that has just been released. Dr, Penny tells us a little about her life as a partially sighted professor and researcher and a lot about the results of the surveys. Among other things the first survey explored transportation, technology, voting, employment, access to medical care and other things. What were its findings? What do they tell us about being blind in a pandemic? What can we learn about changes that must be made in the future?
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