[community] is the COVID app accessible (accessibility features)

Cybele S cybele.sack at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 05:06:40 UTC 2020


Hello all:

I found this notice about the accessibility features of the new COVID app
in Mike Gifford's newsletter:
https://digital.canada.ca/2020/07/31/continuously-improving-covid-alert/?utm_source=Accessibility&utm_campaign=003bc4a1c8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_23_01_42_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e836043476-003bc4a1c8-458189301&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_10_28_2019_13_16_COPY_01)&mc_cid=003bc4a1c8&mc_eid=81f7501ed9

Does this go far enough to address questions about accessibility for the
COVID app?
Are all the accessibility questions about the app as technical as this
document appears to be?  Or are some of the questions more political?  Or
economic?

For example:
Many (including John Willis and the CCLA) have raised questions about
whether the app is accessible to those who don't have the latest
smartphones and the demographics who are especially under-represented in
that functionality.

There are other outstanding questions about the app.  What are yours?


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