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One in four American adults has a disability, according to the CDC. Given the prevalence of disability and chronic illness in the United States, the coronavirus pandemic has magnified the inequalities in accessibility that persist in U.S. society. These disparities are reflected in a higher coronavirus mortality rate for those with disabilities, but also in the everyday barriers that those with disabilities experience, such as difficulties with lip-reading because of mask-wearing and remote therapy services. While these statistics are cause for concern in and of themselves, the disabled and chronically ill also encounter a plethora of pandemic-related challenges on a daily basis.
University doctors have been hard at work on projects aimed at fighting underlying systemic barriers — both in education and resource access — that contribute to the lack of diversity seen in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
During these past 10 months of the pandemic, most can relate to the experience of sitting alone in a bedroom or dorm and wondering when life will return to “normal.” With plans canceled and friends only available through a screen, it is easy to understand how isolation can make young adults feel more disconnected than ever before. Prior to the pandemic, the majority of people had never experienced this form of long-term social isolation.