Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of the Visually Impaired

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2022 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 9 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Ananya Arora
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Ananya Arora, "Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of the Visually Impaired," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 9,  no. 3, pp. 84-91, 2022. Crossref,


COVID-19 has harmed the lives of people with disabilities. People with visual disabilities have faced many challenges, from being at a higher risk of contracting the virus due to their dependence on touch to move around to experiencing loneliness and anxiousness about the unknown disease. The present study focuses on understanding the pandemic's effects and lockdown's effects on the lives of visually impaired people residing in the Blind Relief Association, New Delhi, India. The sample group consists of 13 adults between the ages group of 18-31 years. The research was conducted through interviews with visually impaired adults residing in Delhi. A thematic analysis was conducted to extract common themes and discuss them further. It was found that many people reported feeling scared or lonely during the pandemic and found it hard to stay at home. The main problems were also loss in income and disruption in studies. The pandemic poses a high risk to people with visual disabilities. Measures should be taken to ensure that they are aware of all the rules that must be followed and to reduce their stress and anxiety levels.


Anxiousness, COVID-19, Challenges, Lockdown, Visually impaired.


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