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dc.contributor.authorHamidi, Foad
dc.contributor.authorKarachiwalla, Zulekha
dcterms.creatorhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1991-6062en_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-22T00:48:58Z
dc.date.available2022-06-22T00:48:58Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-27
dc.descriptionW4A'22: 19th Web for All Conference, Lyon France, April 25 - 26, 2022en_US
dc.description.abstractThe number of refugees worldwide has doubled in the past decade. Data shows a large percentage of refugees experience disabilities and mental health challenges, often exasperated by being exposed to violent and inhospitable conditions at different points in their journeys. There is a need to better understand the challenges that refugees with disabilities face in host countries to inform supportive policy, service, and technology solutions. In this paper, we report findings from interviews with six experts who serve refugees in the US. Participants described resources available to refugees with disabilities and how inadequate language and cultural support systems create barriers to accessing them. They also identified several directions for structural change, including access to comprehensive insurance coverage, early recognition of mental health challenges, and support for navigating the host country's complex healthcare system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants CNS-2030451 and CNS-2030490.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3493612.3520446en_US
dc.format.extent10 pagesen_US
dc.genreconference papers and proceedingsen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2ru8z-syfv
dc.identifier.citationFoad Hamidi and Zulekha Karachiwalla. 2022. "I'm ok because I'm alive": understanding socio-cultural accessibility barriers for refugees with disabilities in the US. In Proceedings of the 19th International Web for All Conference (W4A '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 26, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1145/3493612.3520446en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1145/3493612.3520446
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/25023
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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dc.title“I’m Ok Because I’m Alive”: Understanding Socio-cultural Accessibility Barriers for Refugees with Disabilities in the USen_US
dc.title.alternative“Fear is Grounded in Reality”: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Refugees’ Access to Health and Accessibility Resources in the Uniteden_US
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