People with disabilities are more likely to experience anxiety, discomfort, and hostility than the general population. To a large extent, such attitude stems from ignorance about disability and what it’s like living in a world with people who do not share that same experience.
Manique Gunaratne and the team from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre conducted and disability accessibility Audit at the UN World Food Programme Office in November 2021. The audit’s technical objective was to provide feedback and recommendations to The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on how to provide a barrier-free, safe environment for people with disabilities to access their services.
The requirement for the Accessibility Audit was to make the UN World Food Programme Office in Sri Lanka premises accessible to include persons with disabilities in all their programmes and create an inclusive workplace.
Steering Committee Member – International Labour Organisation Global Business Disability Network