Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images Theresa Lorenzo, University of Cape Town; Anthea Hansen, University of Cape Town; Harsha Dayal, University of Johannesburg, and Sumaya Gabriels, University of Cape Town People with disabilities face stigma because of their impairments. They are often marginalised, … Read more

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

Less recreational screen time is better for children. Shutterstock John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde ; Anthony (Tony) Okely, University of Wollongong; Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand, and Mark S. Tremblay, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’s … Read more

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen, University of Michigan The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With schools shifting to online lessons at home, children … Read more

Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

Working from home is an accommodation long sought by many people with disabilities. Maskot/Getty Images Lisa Schur, Rutgers University and Douglas L. Kruse, Rutgers University Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit a great … Read more