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 | The Impact of COVID-19 on people

with disabilities

Global Disability Inclusion conducted a national independent survey of over 500 participants in order to measure the impact and outlook of COVID-19 on those with and without disabilities.

Not only will COVID-19 affect the health and wellness of people with disabilities, but it will also more significantly impact their employment and financial security.

 

In the U.S., people with disabilities have consistently had twice the unemployment rate of those without disabilities.

A few of our findings:

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38% OF PEOPLE

With a disability were laid off, furloughed or had to shut down their business due to COVID-19
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE MORE THAN 2X AS LIKELY

As those without disabilities to think they will need to find a job outside of their current industry in the next few months

2/3 OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Expect to experience acute economic insecurity over the next 12 months

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Covid-19 has brought unprecedented changes to our lives, our work, and our communities. Our survey work provides insights into the employment and financial impacts of Covid-19 on people with disabilities. Our findings will influence companies, government agencies, non-profits, and foundations to create initiative and programs that will support people with disabilities.