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Collecting Data In The Age Of COVID-19: Will Persons With Disabilities Be Left Out?

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Story Source: UNICEF ~ Go to Original Article

Eduardinho, a 12-year-old boy from Maputo, Mozambique, wants to be lawyer so he can defend people in need. Access to education has had a profound impact on his life and outlook. Going to school meant he could learn to read, to stand, to walk and to become independent. Most importantly, he has made many friends and looks forward to a bright future. Access to education has also had a positive effect on Amir, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy from the West Bank city of Hebron. Amir loves to read and has access to a video magnifier that allows him to do so, despite having a visual impairment.

Like many other children with disabilities, Eduardinho and Amir are likely to be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In most countries, social distancing and other measures are being carried out to contain the spread of the virus, resulting in severe disruptions to daily routines. For example, 90 per cent of children worldwide have been out of school due to school closures………………………………………………..