Category Archives: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

PROJECT MONITORING

MyRight Sri Lanka organized a training on Project Monitoring for persons with disabilities at the Help Age Sri Lanka in July 2018. The training was conducted by Paltra.

 

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1 Manique and the DOJF team.

2 Manique and the team on Day 2 of the training.

Manique Gunaratne

Vice President – Rehab Lanka Sports Club for Persons with Disabilities

ACUNOVA TREATMENT

A new form of Acupuncture called Acunova is a type of acupuncture treatment that is showing remarkable results for people with eye diseases. Pioneered by John Boel Jr. and John Boel Sr. at their clinic in Aulum, Denmark, (www.acunova.dk) and in Copenhagen.The Treatment involves newly discovered points at the hands and feet that are not associated with any other acupuncture system. Two points also used are located in the eyebrows and studies show that these points increase blood circulation to the retina in the eye. 70%-75% respond to treatment, depending on the type of eye disease. To maintain improvement, patients then receive maintenance treatment to maintain their improvement. This is not a cure, but a treatment stop the deterioration of the retina, and give people the ability to see for a very long time. Mr. Cris Fraser, Dr. Annejanet and Ms. Carina did a splendid task to implement this treatment in Sri Lanka.

 

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1 Group photograph.

2 Group of ladies.

3 Manique.

4 Manique and the team.

5 Manique, Annejanet and Carina.

6 Manique, Ranga and Lankani.

 

 

Manique Gunaratne

Supported Employment Officer – Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment

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 Colombo 4 office in June 2018 to make their premises a barrier free environment for persons with disabilities. The audit was conducted by Ms. Manique Gunaratne, Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera and Mr. Santhush Peiris.

 

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Group of auditors.

(Honoured, Deshabandu) Ms. H.K. Manique Gunaratne

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 Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC 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

Skype – manique.g

DISABILITY ETIQUETTES

People who live with disabilities often face fear, discomfort, and hostility at a rate that far exceeds that encountered by those who do have no disability.

The vast majority of such treatment is rooted in a basic lack of understanding about the challenges that come with having a disability, and the experience

Of sharing the world with people who do not. People often seek to fill in gaps in their knowledge, and when information is lacking, confusion and even

Fear may result.

Anyone wishing to overcome this experience in them will be best served by first recognizing that a disability is a limited phenomenon. A physical

Disability may have a large impact on how an individual interacts with the physical word. A sensory disability may alter the gathering of information.

These are conditions however; in no way prevent the individuals who live with them from having unique personalities, talents, knowledge, humor, and lives.

People who live with disabilities have more in common than not with those who have no disability. We all share the same existence, and the same basic needs.

In other cases, people who are living with a disability

May have feelings about language that is not in keeping with the established guidelines for etiquette. Whatever the reason, the commonly recognized best

Practices of disability-related etiquette may not always be the preferred practices, and it is always most important for the most effective and respectful

Communication.

Ms. Manique Gunaratne supported by Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre trained the staff members of London Stock Exchange in “Disability Etiquettes” in June 2018.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique conducting the session.

2 Participants.

Manique Gunaratne

Web: www.employers.lk

DISABILITY ETIQUETTES

People who live with disabilities often face fear, discomfort, and hostility at a rate that far exceeds that encountered by those who do have no disability.

The vast majority of such treatment is rooted in a basic lack of understanding about the challenges that come with having a disability, and the experience

Of sharing the world with people who do not. People often seek to fill in gaps in their knowledge, and when information is lacking, confusion and even

Fear may result.

Anyone wishing to overcome this experience in them will be best served by first recognizing that a disability is a limited phenomenon. A physical

Disability may have a large impact on how an individual interacts with the physical word. A sensory disability may alter the gathering of information.

These are conditions however; in no way prevent the individuals who live with them from having unique personalities, talents, knowledge, humor, and lives.

People who live with disabilities have more in common than not with those who have no disability. We all share the same existence, and the same basic needs.

In other cases, people who are living with a disability

May have feelings about language that is not in keeping with the established guidelines for etiquette. Whatever the reason, the commonly recognized best

Practices of disability-related etiquette may not always be the preferred practices, and it is always most important for the most effective and respectful

Communication.

Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre trained the staff members of London Stock Exchange in “Disability Etiquettes” in April 2018.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique conducting the session.

2 Participants.

Manique Gunaratne

Skype – manique.g

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

 

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SRI LANKA AND USA

The US Embassy organized an event with jazz music to celebrate 70 years of relationships between Sri Lanka and USA at the Galle Face Hotel in February 2018. The US Embassy included persons with disabilities in their agenda. Ms. Manique Gunaratne and Ms. Ayasana Gunasekera from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre were invited for this historical event.

 

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1 Jazz music.

2 Manique and Ayasana.

3 Enjoying the event.

Manique Gunaratne

CISCO International Trainer for I T E (Information Technology Essentials) and CCNA (Cisco Computer Network Associates)

 

GENDER FESTIVAL INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The University of Kelaniya organized the Gender Festival in February 2018. The Coordinating Centre for Students with Disabilities were given the opportunity to organize a stall to make awareness on “Gender and disability” for the general public. Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre, Dr. Shyamini Hettiarachchi, Mr. Chamod Ruwanga and Ms. Isuru Ayeshmi together with the students with disabilities were able to make awareness on disability at the gender festival.

 

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Team members at the stall.

Manique Gunaratne

Executive Committee Member – Disability Organisations’ Joint Front

ACCESS AUDITS

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre conducted an Access Audit in January 2018, to give recommendations to companies to create a barrier free environment for persons with disabilities.

 

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Access audit.

Manique Gunaratne

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