Latest estimates are that 1 in 5 adults in Northern Ireland have a disability. Disability is defined in different ways. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a person with a disability as 'someone with a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial or long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities'.
Disability organisations advocate what is called the 'social model' of disability. This is based on the idea that disability is a problem of exclusion from ordinary life. It requires a change in society's values and practices in order to remove the barriers to participate which truly 'dis-able' people.
There is a clear business case for employing and retaining the best staff. Disability Action's training provision can support your business to ensure that you are able to achieve this and so to thrive in this challenging and exciting time in.
Disability Action has been delivering training for ten years. As an organisation we are uniquely placed to provide training to the public, private and community/voluntary sectors ensuring that people are informed and aware of good practice in relation to disability. We also provide training in diversity awareness and management as we have developed particular skills in this area over the past five years through a successful partnership arrangement.
Training methods include a range of different ways to engage the participant. Action learning is the basis for all 'face-to-face' training which includes quizzes, case studies and DVD based discussion. The e-learning package is an easy-to-use programme with video clips, questionnaires and real life workplace issues devises specifically for small businesses. All training sessions have been recently developed or revised.
We have a quality assurance system to ensure effective communication and client satisfaction. We have different disabled and non-disabled trainers available to deliver our training. All associate trainers are required to regularly attend update meetings regarding evaluation and training standards.
To find out more about Disability Action's Corporate Training Services please go to the Business Services pages.