Review Article
Volume 10 Issue 1 - 2021
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Persons with Visual Impairments
Nishat Shaheen1, Bivesh Kumar Chaturbedi2, IK Roy3 and Anand Prakash4*
1PhD Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, India
2Ucha Madhyamik Teacher in Psychology, 10+2 Marwari High School, Darbhanga, India
3Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, India
4Professor in Clinical Psychology and Head- Amity Institute of Clinical Psychology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Anand Prakash, Professor in Clinical Psychology and Head- Amity Institute of Clinical Psychology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
Received: October 27, 2020; Published: December 30, 2020




Abstract

The new pandemic (COVID-19) is caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. It has threatened the world and become the global public health crises. The focus of this review is to estimate the COVID-19 outbreak on population, especially the visually impaired people. It is a big challenge for persons with visual impairments (Pw VI) to maintain self-care and other preventive measures against COVID -19 outbreaks. Furthermore, the same is duly complicated by other issues and existing health conditions leaving them at risk to serious infections and illnesses. The research write-up of review investigation is a summary of 14 major articles published in different journals found in MEDLINE or published online pertaining to impact of current pandemic on visually impaired people. It has been observed that the Pw VI are more affected due to lockdown. Indeed, blind people relatively have more been affected in practicing social distancing and preventive measures. Therefore, it has eventually been attempted to link Pw VI to their basic needs in this paper and use this time to plan to be more adaptive to serve them better with special reference to India and equivalent countries.

Keywords: COVID -19; Disability; Visual Impairment; Support; Intervention; Counseling

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Citation: Anand Prakash., et al. “Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Persons with Visual Impairments”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 10.1 (2021): 50-55.

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