ACCESS AUDITS

We are all persons with disabilities at some time in our lives. A child, a person with a broken leg, a parent with a pram, pregnant mother, an elderly person, etc. are all disabled in one way or another. Those who remain healthy and able-bodied all their lives are few. As far as the built-up environment is concerned, it is important that it should be barrier-free And adapted to fulfill the needs of all people equally. As a matter of fact, the needs of the persons with disabilities coincide with the needs of the majority, and all

People are at ease with them. As such, planning for the majority implies planning for people with varying abilities and disabilities.

The technical aim of an access audit is to give recommendations to provide a barrier-free Environment for the independence, convenience and safety of all people with disabilities and persons with not yet with a disability. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialized Training & Disability Resource Centre conducted an access audit to give recommendations to London Stock Exchange in April 2018 to make their premises a barrier free environment for persons with disabilities. The audit was conducted by Ms. Manique Gunaratne, Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera, Mr. Santhush Peiris and Mr. Chamod Nayanananda.

 

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Group of auditors.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Web: www.employers.lk

 

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