Including Perspectives of Persons with Disabilities Through Accessible Survey Tools
Persons with disabilities remain too often excluded from policy and program responses, despite commitments to leave no one behind. The disability data gap leads to deprioritization of persons with disabilities. COVID-19 hastened the digital shift, with consequences for persons with disabilities and a disconcerting digital divide.
Indeed, in a world increasingly connected through the digital sphere, the disability data gap is also fueled by the digital gap and inaccessibility of the online world, which largely excludes persons with disabilities from online data collection processes.