COVID-19 Post — The Vulnerability of Touch

“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.” ― Margaret Atwood

May 10, 2020 · 2 min read
Touch comes before sight, before speech
Touch comes before sight, before speech

The outbreak of novel coronavirus has heightened the additional vulnerability posed to people with disabilities who rely on touch to navigate the world around them. Humans now fear not just the touch but also the space shared with other fellow human beings. On the one hand, people with visual impairments require hands-on support to overcome their limited mobility. On the other hand, the curve of COVID-19 can be flattened only with social distancing measures. Amid this global crisis, priority must be given to ensure the safety and security of society at large. At the same time, attention must be given to ensure that students with disabilities are not left behind without access to key resources. Amid finding a solution, we have a shared responsibility to be in touch with the needs of others, particularly those of the marginalized sections of the society.

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