The United Nations created a COVID-19 Outbreak and Persons with Disabilities page that includes a section on UN Entities Resources on Persons with Disabilities and COVID19 and includes a section on resources and recommendations from United Nations partners to support the disability community during the global pandemic. This page also includes the UN Policy Brief: A Disability Inclusive Response to COVID-19 (May 2020).
International Labor Organization
The International Labor Organization has useful resources and videos on its COVID-19 and the World of Work page, including:
- Occupational safety and health tips for workplaces: Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large.
- Ergonomic tips when teleworking: ILO’s Occupational Safety and Health coordinator, Eloy Alonso-Maestre shares tips on teleworking, including how to improve the ergonomics in your workspace.
- Facilitated on March 24, 2020 by the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network, the Disability Inclusion in Covid-19 Responses in the World of Work webinar covered good practices on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Covid-19 responses related to the World of Work.
- No one left behind, not now, not ever. ILO Persons with Disabilities in the COVID-19 Response.
Additional Global Resources
International Disability Alliance (IDA): “In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, IDA has launched this hub-page to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available.”
World Blind Union: “We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities so we compiled a list of practical solutions and recommendations.”
World Federation of the Deaf: The World Federation of the Deaf published a COVID-19 page that includes resources to help keep the more than 70 million deaf people throughout the world updated in their national sign languages throughout the pandemic.
Canadian-based Resources: The Accessibility Business Hub offers Canadian-based resources for planning, remote work and more during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mexico: COVID-19: Legal Obligations Regarding Employment Matters in Mexico, National Law Review
About the COVID-19 Response Series
As we work together and learn during this unprecedented time, we are guided by two broad principles:
- Designing and implementing responses to COVID-19 that are based on facts, objective evidence, and science; and
- Ensuring that our responses are genuine, effective, and meaningful by taking into consideration the functional needs of all employees, including individuals with disabilities through the provision of reasonable accommodations, including accessible websites, online systems, mobile apps and other forms of information and communication technologies.
Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19. Please know that more resources will be added as they become available. If you have a resource that isn’t listed but should be, please email Kate Calcutt.