Disability Equality Training started over 30 years ago, when it was first regarded as an effective way to change attitudes towards disabled people. Before this, ‘disability Awareness’ courses were offered to raise awareness of specific disabilities and how they affect people’s daily lives.
Disability Equality Training is different, in that the focus is on looking at disability from a human rights angle, rather than exclusively from a medical one.
It is also different from Awareness Training, in that it is facilitated by trainers who have a disability themselves. Having a disabled trainer deliver the training, therefore gives in participants a much clearer understanding of the issues that people with disabilities face in their daily lives.
Because the aim of the training is to look at Disability from a Human Rights angle, issues such as discrimination, isolation and hate crime are discussed. Not only this, but participants are encouraged to think about how they can individually help tackle these issues.
Our training sessions are interactive and try to get all attendees to engage in debate about various issues.
Disability Equality Training is vital training for all those who work with disabled people, in whatever capacity. By learning about the correct etiquette and language, participants will be better equipped to lay the foundations in order to ensure that their disabled colleagues, students or customers are included more efficiently.
- Understand where attitudes come from and how they have changed over time
- Highlight the importance and value of the ‘Social Model’
- Gain a brief overview of the Equality Act and learn what is expected of service providers in the UK
- Be aware of respectful language and etiquette
- Create a more inclusive environment for staff, clients, volunteers, pupils etc
- PowerPoint presentation
- Group Activities
- Video work
Duration: 3 hours or 1 Hour (Bespoke version)
Group Size: 25 maximum
Trainer: Madissa Asgari MA, BA (Hons)