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SUPPORTING WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AT THE GRASS-ROOTS LEVEL ON GBV

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organized a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southern Province in January 2021. The programme was held at the Equality Based Community Support & Training (ECSAT) in Galle. Exceptional accomplishments of these programmes are; 51 women with disabilities, 30 women with non-disabilities, 10 men with disabilities and 10 men with non-disabilities (total of 101) ToTs were trained in the physical environment on mobilizing women leaders with disabilities to for inclusive responses to Gender-based Violence during the COVID pandemic. It was conducted in all 09 provinces of Sri Lanka and 01 national-level programmes to reach precise grass root levels within communities of Sri Lanka.

27 women with disabilities, 13 women with non-disabilities, 05 men with disabilities & 04 men with non-disabilities were trained virtually on the same topic as well.

Group Photograph
Group Photograph
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Awarding Certificates
Group Activity
Group Activity
 Group Activity
Group Activity

Manique Gunaratne
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FILMS AND VIDEOS WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTIONS FOR VISION IMPAIRED PERSONS

EFC Specialised Training & #Disability Resource Centre together with Mr Joel Snyder, President of the Audio Descriptions Associates USA conducted the Audio Descriptions training in September 2019 at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Arts providers (performing arts producers/presenters, visual art professionals), educators, writers, artists and vision impaired persons were trained on how to do #AudioDescriptions for videos and films.

At the conclusion of the session, participants experienced:

  • Who are “the blind”?
  • The history of Audio Description
  • Active Seeing / Visual Literacy
  • How to develop skills in concentration and observation
  • The art of “editing” what you see
  • Using language to conjure images
  • How to use the spoken word to make meaning

Mr Udara Chathura, an EFC trainee who was trained in “audio descriptions” did a short film with audio descriptions which is the first audio-described film in Sri Lanka. The movie was shown to vision-impaired persons at the EFC Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre in April 2021. Mr Udara Chathura also did research with the vision-impaired EFC trainees on “the importance of Audio described films in Sri Lanka”.

Audience
Audience
Audience
Audience
Vision-impaired Persons Watching the Audio Described Short Film
Vision-impaired Persons Watching the Audio Described Short Film
Audience Listening to the Movie
Audience Listening to the Movie
Watching the Movie
Watching the Movie
Introduction of the Movie by Manique Gunaratne
Introduction of the Movie by Manique Gunaratne
Movie on Screen
Movie on Screen
Movie on Screen
Movie on Screen
Udara Chathura Explaining About the Film
Udara Chathura Explaining About the Film
Udara Chathura Speaking
Udara Chathura Speaking
Mr Joel Snyder’s Training Session in Audio Descriptions
Mr Joel Snyder’s Training Session in Audio Descriptions
Mr Joel Snyder and Ms Manique Gunaratne
Mr Joel Snyder and Ms Manique Gunaratne

Manique Gunaratne
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