How you will benefit from this training

Invisible disabilities are impairments that are not immediately physically visible. It is estimated that around 80% of the UK’s disabled population have invisible disabilities. 

This will include your employees, colleagues, customers, volunteers, pupils and service users.

This training aims to improve participants’ understanding of how to consider and support people with invisible disabilities, to ensure they receive inclusive and equal treatment.

In the second part of the training, participants explore:

  • invisible disabilities
  • how to support individuals in the workplace.

 Invisible disabilities

  • Discuss and examine types of Invisible disabilities.
  • Compare statistics of invisible and other disabilities to highlight their frequency.
  • Discuss own impairments, and how they affect everyday life.
  • Discuss and examine effective means of supporting a friend or colleague with an invisible disability.

Training Outcomes: 

  • Participants gain a greater understanding of what constitutes an Invisible Disability.
  • Participants gain a better understanding of the law in relation to how it protects individuals with invisible disabilities.
  • To achieve a greater understanding of how invisible disabilities can impact upon an individual’s like and that of their family/friends/colleagues.
  • To support attendees in gaining the skills to better support people with unseen disabilities.

Training methods: 

The session is interactive and encourages participants to think about various issues using a range of training methods, such as:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Group Activities
  • Quizzes
  • Video work
  • Discussions

Training duration: 1 hour

Group size: 25 maximum

[1]www.kidshealth.org/visual impairment, Sept 2016.

Toucan Diversity Training is a proudly user-led organisation that specialises in raising awareness for issues surrounding disability. 
Our Disability Confident Leader accreditation means you can be sure you will be receiving the best training for your company.

All participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance

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