Disability Equality Training
This course can be run in either a full day or half day format. It is delivered by trainers with lived experience of disability and is designed to ensure that your organisation:
- Understands disabled customers
- Meets the needs of all your employees
- Knows what disables people in society
- Is aware of Equality Act (2010) legislation
The Equality Act is a mixture of rights and responsibilities that have:
Remained the same - for example, direct discrimination still occurs when "someone is treated less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic"
Changed - for example, employees will now be able to complain of harassment even if it is not directed at them, if they can demonstrate that it creates an offensive environment for them
Been extended - for example, associative discrimination (direct discrimination against someone because they associate with another person who possesses a protected characteristic) will cover age, disability, gender reassignment and sex as well as race, religion and belief and sexual orientation
Been introduced - for example, the concept of discrimination arising from disability, which occurs if a disabled person is treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability.
This short programme is designed to rapidly build awareness and provide the tools to help make your organisation welcoming to those with disability. Delegates will also have the opportunity to develop and share practical guidelines for best practice.
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