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6th International Conference on Disability and Development: Disability and COVID-19

COVID-19 has dominated global discourse for the last 18 months as the pandemic impacts everyone, everywhere. There is growing evidence that people with disabilities and their families are particularly at risk during the pandemic, in terms of:  

  1. increased risk of death and hospitalisation;  
  2. exclusion from the COVID-19 response actions (e.g. information and vaccination); 
  3. adverse consequences of COVID-19 control activities (e.g. lockdown and social distancing); and 
  4. negative impacts on health (e.g. reduction in rehabilitation care).  

The Conference seeks to bring together people to discuss and debate Disability and COVID-19. The focus will be on new research findings, methodologies and tools and implications of evidence for policy and practice. The focus will include both low-, middle and high-income settings as well as humanitarian contexts.

Programme and recording links

Day 1: Monday 14 March 2022 
Day 2: Tuesday 15 March 2022 
Day 3: Wednesday 16 March 2022 
Day 4: Thursday 17 March 2022 

If you wish to receive a specific presentation, we are happy to email you a PDF version. Kindly send an email to stating the name of the speaker.


  • Professor Hannah Kuper, Professor of Epidemiology and co-Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability  
  • Professor Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research and co-Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability  
  • More speakers to be announced

Accessibility requirements

International sign language interpreters and live captioning will be available at the event. If other access needs are required, please let us know and we will do our best to support. Please email

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Registration required. Free and open to all.
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