Is anyone working on including Intellectual Disability in the ADA?
CNMI - Jennifer Castro
I think the CDC recommends masks vs face shields because it conforms to the face better.
On the infinity mask, I have worn some when running - but it's hard because when I pull it down, it feels like something is gabbing me around the neck
Mark Knight Dixon
Where I live, the public transit system is adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Deaf, blind and mobility are different from Intellectual Disability. We need to work on this. It won't be easy, but we should be looking at it.
On the buses in Charlotte, N.C. they have limited seating and you have to wear a masks while riding the bus.
Same thing with Intracity Transit buses in Hot Springs, AR.
Same here in Little Rock Arkansas Mark
It is the law that you have to wear a masks or face covering to go into a store or a restaurant but not everyone wears one and the store employees rarely says anything to them to enforce the ruling which is frustrating.
CNMI - Jennifer Castro
I agree, Laura!
They don't want "Karens" to go off on them Laura...
I always wear my mask when I go to the grocery store or Walmart for safety reasons.
A year or so ago our Self-Advocate group did a menu accessible project to see which manus were accessible for those with visual impairments like if they had braille menus or if you are deaf due they have picture menus
I've never heard of deaf people using picture menus. Interesting.
? Do they have talking menus on their website? We have some restaurants that are open in N.C. with limited seating.
The ADA uses the words, "Qualified Person With Disability" It is far to easy to say a person with Intellectual Disability is not qualified.
hi every one restauants in new York seating in and out
In SC we have (limited) seating inside and outside. Mask are required in grocery stores.
People with Autism experience physical pain when wearing a face mask. Face shields can help with that.
thank u DON
CHI St. Vincent's Hospital in Hot Springs requires hearing impaired people to use the VRI (Video Relay Interpreter) but it has had a lot of issues but they don't allow live interpreters to be with that person, not because of the pandemic going on.
The masks pose a challenge to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing as they may need to read lips as their preferred method of communication.
And I'm not seeing a lot of folks willing to purchase masks with the clear window.
Shannon, you do know that using VRI only is not providing access...
Too expensive for a face shield?
the census count affects policy which affects disability funding
have a good day - need to go. ty for having meeting
Have to go to another meeting. Have a great day/weekend.