Good practices

Disability Awareness Training

Disability Awareness Training works with companies to increase employees’ understanding of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. It seeks to open people’s minds about how easy it is to accommodate people with disabilities into their workforce. The sessions provides an interactive and engaging training, with practical activities that provide some understanding of what inclusion, or lack of, might feel like.

The course covers:

An overview of anti-discrimination and equal opportunities legislation.

General and specific information on disabilities and abilities, focusing on mobility issues and sensory issues (blindness, deafness, etc.).

Perceptual awareness exercises that aim to dispel common myths.

To get people thinking about the language and behaviour used in relation to people with disabilities.

Information on dealing with mental health issues in the workplace.

Insight into some of the most common reactions people can have to a person with a disability.

Identify some of the barriers people with disabilities face and how to remove these barriers at work.

Explain some of the challenges in communicating with some people with disabilities and how these challenges can be overcome in the workplace.

To discuss political correctness and what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.

Year(s): Early 2000’s- present

Target group(s): Companies, Community Organisations, Individuals

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Type of product

Paper-based material Course / Training

Brief description of the outcomes

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

Promoter of the initiative: Irish Wheelchair Association

Country: Ireland

Languages available: English

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