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People with disabilities in the COVID era
People with disabilities in the COVID era

Author(s): Viorel Agheana, Doru Vlad Popovici
Subject(s): Education, Educational Psychology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Distance learning / e-learning
Published by: Universitatea din București, Facultatea de Psihologie și Științele Educației, Departamentul Psihopedagogie Specială
Keywords: people with disabilities; COVID-19; pandemic; accessibility; inclusiveness;

Summary/Abstract: People with disabilities are prone to health problems and face discrimination and stigma and these problems were exacerbated during the COVID-19 epidemic. People with disabilities have an increased risk of contracting COVID19 for several reasons, including due to difficulties in using basic protection measures and the need to comply with the requirements set for social distancing, and the risk of death due to COVID is estimated for persons with disabilities as being approximately double that of persons without disabilities. The society’s response to the COVID19 pandemic should also include disability as concern, protection of the rights and needs of people with disabilities, as provided for in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability and Development

  • Issue Year: X/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 99-104
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English