Disability Awareness

Recommended course length: Half day

Overview

By the time we reach working age, 23% of people report some form of disability – including physical conditions, mental health issues, and forms of neurodivergence that affect their day-to-day lives. 

However, many organisations spend scarce resources on meeting the requirements of disabled people in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, which means that almost a quarter of working-age adults end up excluded from the workplace. 

This course will examine the barriers that exist for people with different kinds of disabilities, give practical advice on how you can help, and explain disability equality in the context of The Equality Act 2010.

Topics Covered

  • What is disability?
  • Different forms of disability (visible and invisible)
  • Social model vs medical model
  • Common barriers and ableism
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Key ways you can support disabled colleagues and clients Reasonable adjustments
  • Making your action plan

Course Outcomes

  • Define disability and understand its different forms
  • Understand the difference between the social and medical models of disability
  • Identify ableism and the barriers that exist for disabled people
  • Understand your responsibilities under The Equality Act 2010 and what reasonable adjustments can look like

Ready to make a positive change?

Embrace diversity, champion inclusion, and make a positive impact.
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