For a Special Issue of Social Inclusionedited by Owen Barden, Laura Waite, Erin Pritchard and Ana Bê Pereira

Submission of Abstracts: 15-30 November 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic necessitated rapid, radical changes to global systems, structures and organisations across all areas of life, including education, healthcare and social services. These changes were something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, widespread adoption of the kinds of remote-working technologies long advocated for by disabled people opened up possibilities for inclusion. On the other, some people’s inability to access such technologies, together with increased social isolation, exacerbated forms of exclusion. This thematic issue considers what lessons can be learned from the pandemic in striving to design a future which is more inclusive for all.

Submissions may have theoretical, empirical or experiential bases. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

- Social inclusion and social isolation for disabled people during the pandemic;

- Lived experience of disability during the pandemic;

- Intersectionality and the pandemic;

- Relationships between educational and social inclusion/exclusion during the pandemic;

- Disability and networked individualism;

- Disability and the digital divide;

- Futurity and the pandemic: Where do we go from here?


Full details of the call, including instructions on when and how to submit, can be found here:

If you have queries about the submission or editorial process, please direct them to the journal in the first instance. Mariana Pires is the named contact and can be reached here:

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