The University of Colombo conducted a series of training on Disability Awareness and Sensitization under the Faculty of Arts – AHEAD grant and implemented in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice (CEDREP) and the Staff Development Centre (SDC), the University of Colombo for the academic staff in January 2022. Ms. Manique Gunaratne conducted the sessions on how to provide:
Diversity of disability – varied lived realities of persons with disabilities.
The role of inclusive technology and assistive devices.
Inclusive language and terminology.
Building a respectful and inclusive university community through interaction, assistance, disability accommodation and socialization.
Country Representative – World Disability and Rehabilitation Professionals’ Association (WDRPA)