I want to share with you about this invitation I got from a long-time friend of mine in the deaf community and an expert sign language interpreter (she’s a hearing person by the way) Dr. Marie Therese Angeline Bustos of the University of the Philippines College of Education.
The University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education will hold a Lecture series entitled: “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities through Tertiary Education“. It will be held on July 4, 2009, Saturday, 9:00am at the Benitez Theater. The special guest speaker is Mr. Riku-Heikki Virtanen, LL.M, a Deaf-blind human rights lawyer from Finland.
Here is a short description about the speaker:
Riku-Heikki Virtanen is a deaf-blind human rights lawyer from Finland. He has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Turku. His research focused on the right to work, reasonable accommodation and equality between disabled entrepreneurs and disabled workers. He serves as the vice-chairperson of Threshold Association, a human rights organization that promotes the rights of persons with disabilities and is the consultant and board member of the Finnish Deaf-Blind Association.