This interactive webinar will provide an overview of the key issues faced by disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a panel discussion with four disabled activists from different countries and contexts. There will also be time for audience discussion and Q&A. The event will be held on Zoom with live captions and British Sign Language interpretation.
The event will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people, who have been deprioritised in pandemic planning around the world, facing discrimination in healthcare, exclusion from education and employment, and neglect, abuse, and violence both in care and in the community. The event will explore how the lived experience of disabled people can inform activism and politics to make the world a fairer and more accessible place for all.
Chair: Vera Kubenz
Introduction: Professor Dina Kiwan
Dr. Ratan Suri (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India)
Hala Mahfouz (Al Hussein Society Jordan Center For Training & Inclusion, Jordan)
Samuel Odawo (Ulemavu Research Institute, Kenya)
Sofia Brizio (Freelance Translator and Researcher in Publishing, UK)
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