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Burton Blatt Institute Launches Web Page for COVID-19 Resources for Disabled People and Allies
The Burton Blatt Institute’s (BBI) Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) has established the OIPO New York State COVID-19 Online Resources web page that gathers and organizes Syracuse, Central New York and New York state COVID-19-related links and contact information of interest to disabled people. A great majority of these resources will also be of interest and relevance to non-disabled individuals and families.
“The team at the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University’s College of Law joins our colleagues at the Southeast ADA Center (SEADA) in gathering and organizing resources that center on the rights, access and experiences of disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Diane Wiener, research professor and associate director of OIPO.
Please note that inclusion of a resource on the web page does not necessarily mean an endorsement by BBI, nor can BBI attest to every referenced site’s accessibility.
Wiener has also curated a broad set of wellness, creativity and advocacy resources of interest during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) of the Burton Blatt Institute seeks to engage disability across colleges and academic disciplines both at Syracuse University and around the world. The aim of this office within the Burton Blatt Institute is to promote opportunities for cooperative teaching, research and social advocacy by recognizing the far-reaching nature of disability in a global age.
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of Syracuse University’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities.