COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING: CHALLENGES FACED BY PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA

Sunday Abimbola Abodunrin, Oyinlola Abodunrin

Abstract


Person s with visual impairment are confronted with difficulties in maintaining and keeping social distancing guidelines in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 outbreak due to their peculiarities. This study examines COVID-19 and social distancing: the challenges of person s with visual impairment in the south-west, Nigeria. The objective of the study was to identify the contribution of Covid-19 pandemic to the challenges faced by person s with visual impairment in Nigeria and to xamine how a social distancing measure has increases the challenges faced by person s with visual impairment in Nigeria. 150 respondents were purposively selected from 6 states of the south-west of Nigeria. The findings reveals that COVID-19 pandemic contribute more to the challenges faced by persons with visual impairment in Nigeria and Social distancing measure increases the challenges faced by persons with visual impairment in Nigeria. The study therefore recommends that, Persons with visual impairment should follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines in preventing COVID-19.


Keywords


COVID-19, Social Distancing, Visual Impairment, South-West, Nigeria

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