Reading and COVID

The COVID pandemic has meant that the DRIVE project has had to adjust and rethink some of our planned activities. As we adjust to the ‘new normal’ it will also inevitably inform our discussions going forward, not least because the readers who are our main focus (women, people living with disabilities) are likely to be the most adversely affected. I look forward to hearing from network members about their own experiences of lockdown reading and also their observations of how governments, industry and stakeholders have responded to the crisis to support readers and their communities.

By way of introduction we are starting off our series of blog posts with some contrasting views of the impact of COVID on readers and reading from the UK and Kenya.