© 2022 Maine Public
header.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

How the pandemic has posed added challenges to people with disabilities—and what can be done to help

15971614793_7657ab4a8f_o.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eltpics/
/

One in five Americans live with a disability. For most, the pandemic has made life even more complicated and frustrating - for example, those with underlying medical conditions, residents of group homes, or those must travel for work. But for some, the pandemic has made life easier, normalizing Zoom meetings, for example. We'll discuss how the pandemic has laid bare broader issues around ableism in our society and what comes next.

Panelists:
Kim Moody, executive director, Disability Rights Maine
Christine Patrick, spinal cord injury survivor
Andrew Pulrang, freelance writer; columnist, Forbes

VIP callers:
Abbott Philson, former board president of Speaking Up for Us
Simonne Maline, executive director of the Consumer Council System of Maine
Marco Orlando, Speaking Up for Us Member and DD Leader

Stay Connected