The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon Exhibits assistive devices at University of peradeniya
The Students Union of University of Peradeniya said that the exhibition stall done by The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon ICT Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities together with the students of the Special Skills Unit was one of the best stalls at the exhibition. In September 2015 the Students Union of University of Peradeniya organized an exhibition including all faculties of the University. Students with disabilities of the Special Skills Unit and The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon did a stall titled “Nayanalokaya” (which included assistive devices and technologies for persons with disabilities. More than 50 assistive devices specially designed for persons with disabilities were displayed at this stall.
Everyone who visited the stall was really impressed about the stall.
The EFC ICT Training Centre headed by Ms. ManiqueGunaratne is the only Centre in Sri Lanka which has the largest number of assistive devices and software for persons with disabilities especially for vision impaired persons.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) has partnered with EFC ICT Training Centre to develop an application to learn English Language from the smart phone. Special feature of this application is that it has the speech facilities with the touch gestures. The SLIIT also displayed their device at this exhibition together with EFC. This application can be installed from EFC.
Please watch the video clip about the stall on the following link. The importance of this video clip is all persons involved in this video clip are persons with disabilities.
1 Devices displayed.
2 Manique explaining the devices.
3 The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon stall.
4 Visitors checking the devices.
Co-ordinator – ASSET (Advancing Special Skills for Economic Transformation) Project