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Call for Participation of Learners with Disability in the study on "COVID 19 led Impact on the Learners with Disabilities at Higher Education"

  • 1.  Call for Participation of Learners with Disability in the study on "COVID 19 led Impact on the Learners with Disabilities at Higher Education"

    Posted 27 days ago
    COVID 19 Working Group for Socio-Economic and Public Health Research

    The most affected people during COVID 19 led lockdown are the persons with disabilities as they are segregated from mainstream society and forced to move their home. Most of them are living in institutional settings before lockdown. They used to mix up with their peers (Disabled as well as non disabled) in academic and social activities. The information provided to the public is not accessible to them also as they require specific communication as per their need. The focus of rehabilitation is to socialize them and enable them to be integrated in the society. But due to lockdown they are home locked and not able to socialize with other people in the society. In particular, most of the students with Disabilities are being educated in Specialized and Inclusive settings, which are mostly residential. They used to get supports in their academic activities through therapy and specialized services from professionals. They used to depend upon specific assistive devices and equipment. Most of them have migrated to their respective home town due to lockdown with/ without these devices. So in absence of specialized technical assistive devices their study is affected. They are also not able to take the help of their peers which was a great help during their regular study. The awareness level and challenges faced by them also play important role in their day to day life. Along with this the management of their lifestyle to cope up with social distancing is largely impacted.

    Therefore, all members are requested to circulate this survey link for the students with disability to participate in the study: COVID 19 led Impact on the Learners with Disabilities at Higher Education:
    Link to Parcticipate in the study: COVID 19 led Impact on the Learners with Disabilities at Higher Education
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    COVID 19 led Impact on the Learners with Disabilities at Higher Education
    The most affected people during COVID 19 led lockdown are the persons with disabilities as they are segregated from mainstream society and forced to move their home. Most of them are living in institutional settings before lockdown. They used to mix up with their peers (Disabled as well as non disabled) in academic and social activities.
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    With kind regards,
    COVID 19 Working Group for Socio-Economic and Public Health Research
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