Accessible Testing for People with Disabilities

Whereas, people with disabilities are discriminated against throughout society.

Whereas, Test Nebraska has failed to properly consider people with disabilities.

Whereas, those with limited access to transportation have difficulty accessing testing.

Whereas, there is a lack of testing for those in community-based services.

Whereas, the testing process and data has not been transparent.

Whereas, it is crucial to ensure that people with disabilities are offered the equal protection of testing and ensure that our datasets include all members of the community.

Whereas, we have seen significant spikes across the world in facilities.

Whereas, Beatrice State Developmental Center has failed to provide a plan to ensure that people with disabilities under state care have proper access to testing.

Whereas, settings like nursing homes are in particular danger of high levels of infection.

Whereas, there are serious concerns that have remained not addressed regarding people with disabilities.

Therefore, we, the undersigned call upon Governor Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to ensure updates and modifications to the Test Nebraska Program that will protect people with disabilities.  We must provide equitable access to testing for those in communities, in facilities, in services, and supported by their families.  In order to ensure this, we must eliminate barriers including but not limited to lack of access to transportation, limitations of vehicles, ensure quality testing in community services, provide testing in facilities, make the website accessible, create a comprehensive data set involving all people, and ensure equitable care for all Nebraskans.

 

Who's signing

paula cellar
Kristin Brown
Allen Schreiber
Krystal Rice
Donna Nomad
Lynda Laird
Kristi Berst
Aurang Zeb
E Nore
Anna Palubecki
June Guerra
Julie Harney Stamps
Sarah Wengert
Luke Meiners
Jennifer Cuevas
Abbi Swatsworth
Steph Mattfeld
Debbie Salomon
Cheri Taylor
Sarah Strong
Michelle Johnson
Liz Sigler
Nikki Evans
Mary Schmidt
Peggy Stone
Christie Parker
Jon Kruse
Heather Muhleka
Michael Chittenden
Sarah Jacobs
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  • paula cellar
    signed 2020-06-17 17:55:30 -0700
    all test sites need to be accessible to everyone. this is common sense. it is also a violation of the americans with disabilities act.
  • Kristin Brown
    signed 2020-06-17 17:44:28 -0700
  • Allen Schreiber
    signed 2020-06-17 17:37:55 -0700
  • Krystal Rice
    signed 2020-06-17 17:34:55 -0700
  • Donna Nomad
    signed 2020-06-17 17:20:20 -0700
    My son is 18 with Down Syndrome with visual issues with basic reading skills and unable to drive.
  • Lynda Laird
    signed 2020-06-17 17:18:53 -0700
  • Kristi Berst
    signed 2020-06-17 17:11:22 -0700
  • Aurang Zeb
    signed via 2020-06-17 17:07:47 -0700
  • E Nore
    signed 2020-06-17 16:52:07 -0700
  • Anna Palubecki
    signed 2020-06-17 16:46:30 -0700
  • June Guerra
    signed 2020-06-17 16:38:02 -0700
  • Julie Harney Stamps
    signed 2020-06-17 16:30:13 -0700
  • Sarah Wengert
    signed 2020-06-17 16:29:32 -0700
  • Luke Meiners
    signed 2020-06-17 16:26:34 -0700
  • Jennifer Cuevas
    signed 2020-06-17 16:11:56 -0700
    Testing should be inclusive, and not exclude people with disabilities, and that do not have access to the internet. Testing should be available to all citizens.
  • Abbi Swatsworth
    signed 2020-06-17 16:08:41 -0700
  • Steph Mattfeld
    signed via 2020-06-17 15:52:46 -0700
  • Debbie Salomon
    signed 2020-06-17 15:04:20 -0700
  • Cheri Taylor
    signed 2020-06-17 15:03:30 -0700
  • Sarah Strong
    signed via 2020-06-17 15:01:13 -0700
  • Michelle Johnson
    signed 2020-06-17 14:55:44 -0700
  • Liz Sigler
    signed 2020-06-17 14:55:03 -0700
  • Nikki Evans
    signed 2020-06-17 14:52:25 -0700
  • Mary Schmidt
    signed 2020-06-17 14:52:23 -0700
  • Peggy Stone
    signed 2020-06-13 19:15:33 -0700
  • Christie Parker
    signed 2020-06-12 19:18:51 -0700
  • Jon Kruse
    signed 2020-06-12 18:46:52 -0700
  • Heather Muhleka
    signed 2020-06-11 13:58:11 -0700
  • Michael Chittenden
    signed 2020-06-11 11:23:25 -0700
  • Sarah Jacobs
    signed 2020-06-11 11:09:54 -0700