Bridging the Gap keeps working both at the global and the country level to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in public policies to prevent and contain this pandemic. At a global level, and as part of the project's knowledge management strategy, we are monitoring and disseminating through the different communication channels of the project the main resources of interest related to COVID-19 and disability.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Resources on coronavirus and disability
This is a database of resources from experts around the world on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it intersects with disability.
You can search the resource database by using the categories to the left or by typing a title, author or keywords in the search box above. Alternatively, you can browse the most recent resources below.
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Ten tips for coping with the stresses of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic are provided.
Sphere reviewed emerging practices in the Coronavirus outbreak response and released a 4-page document guiding you through the relevant parts of the Sphere Handbook. The document outlines the underlying principles and the importance of community engagement, as well as a detailed review of the relevant technical guidance in the WASH and Health chapter
This Call for Action is produced by World Blind Union, the global organisation representing the estimated 253 million persons who are blind and partially sighted worldwide. The actions reflect the urgent needs of WBUs constituency following the spread of COVID-19. WBU recognises the diversity of needs among persons with disabilities, especially in times of crises, and urge governments and relevant stakeholders to adopt inclusive approaches to "leave no-one behind".
Recommendations on inclusive policies from the global deafblind community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A summary of Humanity & Inclusion's (HI) main concerns and recommendations related to COVID-19 response.
This toolkit: (1) explains your communication rights; (2) provides tips on advocating for them, and (3) has an accommodation request form you can bring to the hospital.
United States version.
The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its field operations are working closely with partners and governments to ensure the inclusion of those in need of protection as a result of conflict, disasters and climate change in national and local COVID-19 preparedness, prevention and response activities. This page shares protection-related information and resources on COVID-19, including examples of operational tools produced by field clusters.
A series of disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
- Trusted COVID-19 Information
- Plain Language Information
- COVID-19 and Discrimination
- Information for Caregivers
- COVID-19 and Government Support
- COVID-19 and Mental Health
- Accessible Information on COVID-19
- Emergency Preparedness and People with a Disability
Links to general resources, GLAD members resources and other joint statements and agreements relating to COVID-19 are provided.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, governments have the responsibility to mainstream disability inclusion into pandemic responses to ensure that the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities are safeguarded. Five recommendations are given.
A collection of practical disability inclusive COVID-19 tools such as sign-language videos, infographics, easy-read materials and accessible protection methods. (June 2020 is the 6th edition)
The case definition revision process followed in revising WHO’s case definitions for both influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) is discussed.
Bull World Health Organ 2018;96:122–128
Scientific evidence on communication challenges during an influenza pandemic is reviewed. Sociocultural, economic, psychological, and health factors that can jeopardize or facilitate public health interventions that require a cooperative public are examined.
American Journal of Public Health, Supplement 2, 2009, Vol 99, No. S2
This document helps you identify the signs that someone is in pain.
This assessment tool is based on the idea that each person has their own ‘vocabulary’ of distress signs and behaviours.
This website provides news and updates about the COVID-19 pandemic from United Nations partners and international humanitarians. Emergency funding, coordination, and ensuring safe and effective humanitarian operations are highlighted. An infographic shows the COVID-19 pandemic in locations with a Humanitarian Response.
In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched this hub-page to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available.
Links are provided to resources from IDA members, partners, by disability constituency, by United Nations system and by country. Recommendations are also available.
Inclusion International network is mobilizing to create resources and support to help reach people with intellectual disabilities concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is provided for different countries and communities with some being in accessible formats.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, INGSA has created this information hub to aggregate and share the resources and discussions relating to how science advice and evidence functions in emergencies