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1 Training – College of Biological and Physical Sciences

2  Consequence of an impairment.  Impairment: Problem in body function or structure; deviation form normal  May be from birth, or may develop in one’s lifetime  May be physical, mental, intellectual, developmental – etc.

3  We’re all disabled in one way or other  Can happen to anyone  Diabetes  Road accident  Menengitis

4  M-WA:  Mtu – watu; msichana – wasichana; mwalimu – waalimu  U- I:  Mti – miti; mfupa – mifupa; mkeka – mikeka  KI – VI:  Kikapu – vikapu; kitabu – vitabu; kikombe - vikombe

5  Kipofu – vipofu  Kiwete – viwete  Kibogoyo – vibogoyo  Kiziwi – viziwi  Are PWDs persons or things?

6  Emphasis on Person PERSONS With Disability, not  DISABLED persons  Thus require to be treated with respect and discretion as any human being

7  UN HQs, USA; 2006.  Elaborating in detail the rights of PWDs and set out a code of implementation: Don MacKay, Chairman of Committee  Right to life  To inheritance

8  Protecting physical and mental integrity of PWDs: torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment  Combat stereotypes and prejudices  Promote awareness of capabilities of PWDs  Protecting physical and mental integrity of PWDs: torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment  And others…

9  Countries that signed the treaty needed to comply with these  Kenya is one of them and thus there is a policy on disability mainstreaming National disability mainstreaming committee

10 GovtInst.college UoN DMC College CBPS CDMC example

11  D. Mbui - Chemistry  P. Mbuthia – Principal’s office  A. Waswa – Geology  J. Kagunda - Mathematics  E. Obachi - Library  C. Lukhoba - SBS  S. Ronge - SCI  R. Wabwile - Physics  S. Opijah - Meteorology

12 Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta: parents do not hide children with disability  The first person with disability as a Principal Secretary!

13  Duty free vehicles  If one meets qualification for a job they are almost automatically employed  In UoN students are allocated special rooms  Transport to and from lecture halls  Medical cover for disabled children  Salary is tax-free

14  Be aware that some people do not see

15  Don’t leave grill doors, etc [half] - open

16  Some people may be deaf

17  Buildings: Not everyone can go up the steps

18  Understand that some people have mental disabilities:  ADHD: Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder

19  Some may be autistic

20  Many Success stories of people with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

21  Other persons who have had disabilities:  Agatha Christie: Dysgraphia

22  Learning disabilities: slow

23  ADHD?

24  Cerebral palsy

25 Is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live – Neil Marcus, artist

26  Look at this:

27 Are they difficult to deal with?

28  Some attitude towards PWDs

29 Always ask before according help to a Person with Disability

30  Systems to be put in place; then many times they manage very well  Proper ramps – access to buildings...  Accessible toilets  Accessible parking slots  Proper signage; braille; sign language ; access to hearing aids, wheelchairs  A word of kindness  Opportunities to develop themselves!

31  What about this?

32  Raise awareness: PWDs have a great potential  Treat them as you want to be treated. Don’t accord help when they can do it  Give them opportunities – patience  Don’t assume everyone is alright; you may be doing a great injustice

33  In the college:  Create a database of persons with disability so they can be assisted  Any suggestions about how to make the college more disability friendly are most welcome

34 Questions, comments....?


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