9/21: National Day of Advocacy for People with Disabilities – Latest News

Date of operation: 9/21/2022 08:30:00

Celebrated this Wednesday (21/9), the National Day of Advocacy for Disabled People was established by Law Nº 11.133/2005 with the aim of increasing awareness about the importance of developing ways to include people with disabilities in society. To mark the day, the Accessibility and Inclusion Commission of TRT/RJ brings together several topics aimed at clarifying ideas, provoking thought and fighting prejudice. Search:

What are people with disabilities? “They are those who have long physical, mental, emotional or emotional problems, in contact with various barriers, which can hinder their full participation in society in the same way as those other”. (Article 1 of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and article 2, caput, of Law 13.146/2015 – Brazilian Law of Inclusion).
This idea, which is widespread, is broken with the idea that a person’s disability is only a problem. It is a social problem.

What words to use? Choose the term “person with a disability” rather than “person with a disability” or “person with special needs”. The terms “blind”, “deaf” and “wheelchair user” can be used without any problems. Do not use derogatory or insulting words. It is not correct to say that someone is knee-jerk. Many deaf people do not speak because they have not learned to speak because of their hearing problems.

What are the so-called social barriers? A barrier, in this context, is “any obstruction, obstruction, condition or condition that limits or prevents a person’s access to, and enjoyment, productivity and use of their rights to access, freedom of movement and speech, communication, access to information, understanding, security, etc. (art. 3, IV of Law 13.146/2015 – Brazilian Law of Inclusion).The barriers can be: city, building, transport, communication, information, technology and nature.

What is a type barrier? It’s about thinking about interacting with people with disabilities, putting up barriers. Below, find out why some sentences are inappropriate:

  • “Tell that blind man I’ll take care of him now” it is inappropriate because the focus is on the disability rather than the person.
  • “People with disabilities are not suitable for work” it is inappropriate because it is a derogatory label.
  • “People with Down syndrome are very lovable” or “I know that blind people are very difficult” – these are inappropriate words because they bring the generality, as if the disabled people are the same disabled.
  • “I believe that people with disabilities have trouble taking care of their children alone” Any derogatory assessment of the abilities, activities and activities of people with disabilities is inappropriate.
  • “I think it’s great that a disabled person can finish their studies, although not many disabled people do” or “When I see a disabled person, I try to help them in some way. after all, they have already gone through a lot of trouble” – inappropriate words that bring a religious or insecure attitude to a person with a disability.

Here are some tips for dealing with people with disabilities:

  • If you don’t know how to help a person with a disability, just ask and do what they ask you to do.
  • When talking to a person with a disability, talk directly to them, not to their partner.
  • Do not belittle or belittle a person with a disability.
  • When giving a public speech, explain yourself, thinking of the blind or partially sighted people who are present.
  • Seeks to communicate easily, so that everyone, including people with disabilities, can understand his/her content.
  • Texts, whether oral or written, should use simple words and short sentences, always expressing one idea or information at a time. Adding any kind of visual support makes the content easier to understand.

Regarding TRT/RJ Recruitment and Induction Commission

The Permanent Commission for Accessibility and Inclusion of the TRT/RJ was established in 2016, following the decision of the National Council of Justice (CNJ). Made up of judges and civil servants, the group sought to meet the demands of professionals with disabilities in the Regional Office and promote inclusion, through speeches and actions. This time, it was led by the judge Alba Valéria Guedes Fernandes da Silva.

See the Commission page on the TRT/RJ portal.

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