COVID-19 Special Collection

Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Adults with Physical Disabilities from Marginalized Communities

This webinar presented the findings from a recent study on the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults with physical disabilities from marginalized communities in Southeast Michigan, one of the early pandemic epicenters in the United States. Interviews with 16 adults revealed how participants either had to engage in risky behavior to have their needs met or avoid risk and not have those needs met. They contribute to understandings of risk, its impact on physical and psychological health, and the importance of accommodations.

Keywords (including specific disabilities and audiences): physical disabilities, community participation, Michigan, marginalized communities, minoritized communities
Disability area: Mobility
Life area: Community participation
Product type: Webcast/podcast
Published: 2021-04-22
Produced by: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Promoting Healthy Aging for People with Long-Term Physical Disabilities (90RTHF0001 Learn more about this project.)