Disability Awareness Training

Online & face-to-face disability awareness training for businesses and not-for-profit organisations

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Workplaces that support inclusion of disabled people can be essential to a happy, productive workforce. Did you know that under the Equality Act 2010, an employer cannot ask about an individual’s disability?

This is true of an employee in the workplace and of a candidate at recruitment stage. Knowing how to ask the right questions will ensure the individual receives the necessary support and feels that the business cares about their wellbeing.

The training sessions we have developed are designed to support your employees to get a good handle on disability awareness. This is important as your employees are more often than not the ones that will be working face-to-face with disabled people, whether those  disabled people are employees of your business or customers looking to buy a product or service.

Whilst all our training sessions are tailored to your specific goals and needs, the examples listed below are the most popular sessions that cover topics most businesses would like to know more about.

When you choose a Celebrating Disability training package, you can expect the following:

  •     Conversation about your goals and outcomes
  •     Tailored training session
  •     Trainer with lived experience of disability
  •     Handouts to complement the learning
  •     Half page summary of outcomes and recommendations


Our Style

Training sessions are interactive in nature.  When exploring an evocative subject such as disability, it is important that delegates feel confident to share ideas, concerns and biases.  As, when exploration is shared, ideas for implementation of strategy can begin to be formed.

Our Delivery

Many different delivery methods are utilised.   Interaction is a priority whilst taking into account learning styles and access requirements.  To learn more about how we ensure access requirements are covered, read this blog.



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We Role Model Behaviours

We role model behaviour.  The lead trainer; Esi Hardy has a physical disability herself.  Therefore, she has her own access requirements that need to be considered.  Consideration of access requirements is a top priority in any training session. We offer many options to mitigate barriers to engagement due to access requirements.

We have found the sessions below to be very popular

If you don't see the session you are looking for, we can work with you to develop tailored content for your needs

Public Disability Awareness Session hosted by Celebrating Disability
General Disability Awareness training session offers delegates an overview of disability awareness and equality

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Students at Andover College devising inclusive spaces with Esi Hardy
Accessible & Inclusive Events training session to ensure implementation of accessible events

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Celebrating Disability developing strategies with Surrey Police with people in the workplace
Hiring Disabled People training session offers guidance and tools to ensure end to end inclusion and access to the recruitment process

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Calshot Activity Centre - disability training day
Supporting Disabled Employees training session looks at developing your inclusive culture that influences everyday structures

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Disability Awareness Training Supports Inclusion

For us, disability awareness training isn't just about developing an awareness of disability, it's about using that awareness to understand how to be more inclusive of disabled people.  We do this by supporting our delegates to feel confident and knowledgeable about the barriers that disabled people face and then developing skills to find solutions to these barriers.  This way, we can support your employees, associates and colleagues to be confident and competent when engaging and supporting disabled people.

Whether you are looking for group disability awareness training for your team, a one-to-one session for an individual employee or disability sessions over lunchtime, Celebrating Disability can help.

Link & Learn

Relevant information contained in any of our disability training sessions can also be developed as Link & Learn.  Creating bite-size sessions where colleagues have the opportunity to collaborate while eating lunch, Celebrating Disability will facilitate guided discussions to support the development of that inclusive culture.
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Previous Celebrating Disability Clients Include

Department of Work & Pensions logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
South Western Railway logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
London Assembly -logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
University Of Winchesterlogo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Osborne Clarke logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Illumina logo - previous clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness Support for your business
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Apollo Hotel logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Calshot Activities Centre logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Heathrow Airport logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Liberty London logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Lewisham Music logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Arcadis logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
RADA logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government logo - clients of Celebrating Disability - Disability Awareness in the Workplace

Questions About Disability Awareness In The Workplace

Disabled people are not disclosing their disabilities

This is not unique to your organisation.  At Celebrating Disability, we hear this question time and time again.

Disabled people do not disclose their disability easily for many reasons.  Some reasons include a fear of repercussions; repercussions of not being offered a position, of being held back in the current organisation, not being accepted into education settings.

Your organisation may have all the best intentions and have all the processes in place to support disabled people but, history tells disabled people that disclosure is a bad idea.

Other people may not identify themselves as having a disability.  This would mean they may not alert you to any support they may need because for them, this is associated with the disability that does not belong to them.

By developing inclusive workforces, you are working to create a space where no matter how somebody identifies, they will have the confidence, the encouragement and will feel safe to come forward and ask for support if and when they need it.  Click here to read our blog discussing this in more detail.

We want to know how to make our events accessible

There are many ways you can make your event accessible for many disabled people with different impairments.  The most important thing you can do right now is to be as transparent as possible to the people attending your events about what access already exists.

For more information on this topic, we have written a blog.

Want To Know More About Celebrating Disability Disability Awareness Training?

Celebrating Disability have a variety of packages designed to explore these issues so that your business is equipped with the tools necessary to engage, welcome and support disabled people in your workplace. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.
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There are so many benefits to having a strategy to implement disability awareness and inclusion within the workplace. For a feel of how we deliver our training sessions, we have developed an article to give you a taster

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