Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness Training
Disability Equality Training
Disability Awareness Training - Managing Disability in the Workplace
Disability Awareness Training in Recruitment and Selection
Disability Awareness Training for Customer focused Frontline Staff

Aims

It is designed as an enjoyable event, which encourages participants to explore their own attitudes to people with disabilities and to identify the range of factors which help to include a person with a disability, whatever the circumstances.

Objectives

On completion of the training participant will have a knowledge of the following areas:

  • The Employment Equality Act 1998 and its definition of disability
  • An understanding of EU Directives and Legislation including new directives
  • The models of disability
  • Explore one’s own attitude towards people with disabilities.
  • The categories of disabilities
  • An insight into the barriers which exclude people with disabilities
  • Solutions and accommodations to overcome these barriers
  • The key to communication and challenging assumptions
  • Awareness of the etiquette around disability, common courtesy and the use of language

Target Trainer Profile

Trainers are experts in the area of Disability Management, HR Management and Health & Safety. People with disabilities are integral to the training input.

Target Participant Profile

Environmental Health & Safety, HR Specialists, the Licensed Trade

Training Programme Duration

8 Hours

Training Programme Review

Programme is reviewed based on participant feedback and trainer evaluation, current legislation and best practice

Programme
Session 1: Introduction
Review of Previous Day 9.30 am – 9.45 a.m.
Structure of the day
Session 2:
Definition of Disability 9.45 am -11.15 am
True Story (1)Experience of a person who is deaf Categories of Disability  
Coffee Break 11.15a.m – 11.30 a.m.
Session 3:
True Story (2)Experience of a person who has dyslexia 11.30 am – 1.00 p.m
Etiquette around disability. How to use appropriate language, ask questions and how to offer assistance and support in a respectful manner without causing unintentional offence
True Story (3)Experience of a person who has a hidden disability (Bipolar Disorder)
Explore one’s own attitude towards people with disabilities.
Barriers which exclude people with a disability
True Story (4)Experience of a person who is blind
Lunch Break 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Session 4:
True Story (5)Experience of a person who is a wheelchair user 2.00 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
Understanding of the terms Job/Reasonable Accommodation
Comfort Break 3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Session 5:
Questions & Answers 3.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Evaluation and close 4.00 p.m.