The impact of the pandemic on disabled people: so much more than COVID-19
Between 30 March and 1 April 2021 Cardiff University Law School hosted the International Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference which, for the first time in its history, was delivered as a virtual conference.
The following links are to the on-line contribution by Ann James to the Conference Plenary session ‘Human Rights, Social Justice and COVID-19’.
Ann’s talk was entitled ‘The impact of the pandemic on disabled people: so much more than COVID-19’ examined the experience of disabled people through the lens of social justice and human rights and gives consideration to the social care landscape in Wales.
The presentation looks at how austerity and a hostile climate for disabled peopled has shaped the lives of disabled people during the pandemic. Through examining the ‘shielding’ of extremely vulnerable (ECV) people, she explores the failure of Government to protect sick and disabled people during the pandemic with the greatest number of deaths sustained by disabled people.
The talk concludes by setting out a vision for a post Covid-19 recovery that leads to a fairer society.
- To access the on-line talk – click here.
- To access the PowerPoint click here and the text of Ann’s talk, click here.