4 May 2020

Disability and COVID-19: the global impacts

Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole, Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard, have been working with colleagues from across the globe to create a series of blogs that capture some of the impacts of COVID-19 on the lives of disabled people.

Microscopic illustration of the coronavirus that was discovered in Wuhan, China - iimage is an artisic but scientific interpretation, with all relevant surface details of this particular virus in place

Contributions to the blogs come from disability activists and academics based in Guatemala, Nepal, North America and in Europe:

Disability and COVID-19: the global impacts

Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole said, "Despite claims that ‘we are all in it together’, it is already clear that the pandemic will impact disproportionately on the lives of people who are already marginalised through the workings of neoliberal-ableism and globalisation.

 
We are heartened by the resistance of disabled people and their allies to these threats documented in the blogs. We stand in solidarity with disability activism and activists to play our small part in making sure that human rights abuses are not hidden or tolerated."
 
If you would like to contribute to this blog, then please contact us at ihuman@sheffield.ac.uk.

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