Enhanced vaccine certificate system not accessible, advocates say

According to representatives of three organizations, the Ontario government failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities, including those who are cognitively impaired, have mobility issues, or are legally blind, as well as seniors on a fixed income, low-income people, and unhoused people.

David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, said the government didn’t properly test its enhanced system to ensure it met accessibility requirements. “Making provincial public health requirements, such as vaccine certificates, accessible is not difficult, but there has to be a commitment to doing so”, he added.