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Training – College of Biological and Physical Sciences
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.
We’re all disabled in one way or other Can happen to anyone Diabetes Road accident Menengitis
Emphasis on Person PERSONS With Disability, not DISABLED persons Thus require to be treated with respect and discretion as any human being
UN HQs, USA; Elaborating in detail the rights of PWDs and set out a code of implementation: Don MacKay, Chairman of Committee Right to life To inheritance
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…
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
GovtInst.college UoN DMC College CBPS CDMC example
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
Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta: parents do not hide children with disability The first person with disability as a Principal Secretary!
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
Be aware that some people do not see
Don’t leave grill doors, etc [half] - open
Some people may be deaf
Buildings: Not everyone can go up the steps
Understand that some people have mental disabilities: ADHD: Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder
Some may be autistic
Many Success stories of people with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Other persons who have had disabilities: Agatha Christie: Dysgraphia
Learning disabilities: slow
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
Look at this:
Are they difficult to deal with?
Some attitude towards PWDs
Always ask before according help to a Person with Disability
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!
What about this?
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
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