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Table 2 Thematic framework

From: Examining the role of government in shaping disability inclusiveness around COVID-19: a framework analysis of Australian guidelines

Theme Definition
Consideration of the needs of disabled people who face multiple exclusions Measures and recommendations taken to protect disabled people who are in increased risk of social exclusion and poverty, such as women, children, homeless people, prisoners, migrants/refugees, and members of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. This also includes any consideration aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Accessible information Provision of all information in accessible formats, including sign language translation, listen options, easy read. In addition, the provision of these accessible formats in languages other than English.
Access to healthcare Care taken to ensure equitable access to pre-pandemic level of healthcare, including measures addressing disability-based discrimination.
Access to education Measures taken to ensure remote (or limited in-person) learning is fully accessible.
Financial support Provision of financial support (e.g. cash supplements or benefits), to disabled people and their family members/carers, if they had to stop working, and measures taken to ensure such access, including automatic extension of disability benefits such as disability pension and carer’s pension.
Protection of people living in residential settings Measures taken to ensure people living in residential and aged care facilities are protected from infection.
Reasonable accommodations for disabled people Adjustments to public health measures to accommodate the needs of disabled people, including flexibility in restrictions on movement in public spaces and other restrictions expected of the non-disabled population.