European University of Lefke (EUL) Special Education Teaching Department Head Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Ataman made statements on the occasion of “December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities”.
“Providing equal opportunities in fields such as education, health and working life and respecting differences are the main purpose of today’s formation”
“December 3, World Day of Persons with Disabilities, is the day of awareness, where attention is drawn to the rights of persons with disabilities and activities are organized by non-governmental organizations all over the world. Starting his words by saying, “There are more than 1 billion disabled people in the world today, but all people are candidates for disability,” Ataman stated that since 1992, the Day of Persons with Disabilities, accepted as an international day by the United Nations, events have been organized to raise awareness for the disabled all over the world as 3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities. . Ataman said, “Providing equal opportunities in fields such as education, health, working life and respecting differences can be counted among the most basic goals in the formation of today”, and stated that throughout history, individuals affected by disability, marginalized by the majority of society and individuals who cannot benefit from their basic rights adequately try to exist. .
“The attention of the individuals affected by the inadequacy that proves that they will be productive individuals in the society with their individual competence and abilities, Agatha Criste, Leonardo Da Vinci, despite the Learning Disability, Johannes Kepler despite the visual impairment, Eşref Armagan, Mitat Enç, Rodrigo, with their dazzling works, Ataman said, “There have been people who left their mark on the legacy of the war”, and pointed out that they started to stand out with the services they provided behind the front during the First and Second World Wars and the rehabilitation services offered to veterans returning from the war.
Ataman: “Today is not a celebration, but a day to raise awareness”
“First of all, the ever-expanding human rights advocacy actions and studies in the society as well as the developments in technology have played an important role in the participation of individuals in the society. Ataman said, “The basic thing is not to raise the fundamental rights of people with disabilities on 3 December, but to make the necessary arrangements for disabled people to use their basic rights by focusing on their similarities instead of their differences, 24/7, she added that it should be accepted as a day not a celebration, but a need to raise awareness..