International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Accessibility of information for the prevention of the spread of SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus as a necessary element of social inclusion and change

Abstract


The purpose of the paper is to explore the views of the Greek people with and without disability regarding the conditions and changes inflicted in their everyday lives due the COVID-19 pandemic, and to examine whether the need for the provision of accessible information to people with disability is understood and accepted. Data were gathered by electronic questionnaire, which was constructed ad hoc and completed by people with and without disabilities (N = 138). It was found that the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented global crisis, can leverage the inclusion of people with disability to public space. The rapid changes caused by the pandemic and the social distancing measures enforced, made clear that the constant flow of accessible to all information is a matter of imperative necessity. This new common understanding is considered important for the general production of accessible information and, therefore, the protection of the rights of people with disability in general.