Hundreds of people in cars arrive on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event at a site in Florida. Americans with disabilities, including blindness, are struggling to access testing and other health-care services during the coronavirus crisis.
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Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, was recently exposed to someone who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Swenor wanted to get tested after displaying mild symptoms of Covid-19. Her children, a 3- and a 6-year-old, both have asthma. But there was another health problem that made testing difficult.
In 2005 Swenor was medically diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration from a degenerative retinal disease. Because of her low vision, she struggled with navigating information related to the coronavirus and getting to a testing site.
With a severe shortage of tests…