Ms. Devinka Wickramaratne of University of Moratuwa with the support of Ms. #Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialized Training & Disability Resource Centre developed a Smart Cane for vision impaired persons. This Smart Cane project recently won an award for the Best Innovative University Project in the Western Province, at the 2021 SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards.
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Ms. Manique Gunaratne Country Representative – World Disability and Rehabilitation Professionals’ Association (WDRPA)
Is your organization experiencing setbacks in adapting to remote work? The panel of experts representing the Garment Manufacturing sector, IT sector, the legal professional and Persons with Disabilities shared their experiences and best practices in relation to “IT Integrated Remote Work Culture” at the webinar organized by The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon in March 2021.
The Specialized Training and Disability Resource Centre of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon is pleased to inform you that we are undertaking assignments with regards to the preparation of communication materials such as Leaflets, Brochures, Flyers, Notices etc. in Braille, Large print, audio, accessible e-copies, and sign language in all three languages .Access to public information is a basic human right. For corporates, by making such information and communication about your products and services available for your customers or employees with diverse disabilities in accessible formats will be an impactful exercise. The reference book “Alu pahathi Aranchiya”required for vision impaired under-graduates in Universities was converted into an audio book in Daisy format, with the sponsorship of Ms. Gayanali Liyanage. Manique Gunaratne Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMBhDQ516xwVr86zKLM1HUw
Nestle Lanka celebrated an inclusive International Women’s Day in March 2021 with the theme of #ChoosetoChallenge The speakers were: Key Note Speech – Fabrice Cavallin (Managing Director, Nestle Lanka PLC) Speech on Choose to Challenge – Tiasha Reneganathan (Head of Wearable Technology/US Operation, MAS Invocation) Speech on Choose to Challenge – Tehani Reneganathan (Strategies Transformation Lead, MAS Holding Pvt. Ltd.) Shining amidst the darkness – Manique Gunaratne (Manager, Specialized Training & Disability Resource Centre, The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon) Moderated by – Kumudu Dias (Head of ICCC Zone AOA (Asia), Nestle Philippines Inc.)