Training Services

Our training programs aim to build your awareness and increase your understanding around disability and managing your workplace.  A Disability Awareness Program is a training initiative aimed at increasing knowledge, understanding and sensitivity towards individuals with disabilities.

Our programs cover topics such as types of disabilities, communication, accessibility, and laws related to disability rights. The programs goal is to reduce barriers and promote inclusion, respect and equality for people with disabilities. This can help create a more inclusive work environment, community or educational setting.

Disability Awareness refers to the understanding, sensitivity, and knowledge of issues related to disability. It involves educating individuals and organizations about the experiences, needs and rights of people with disabilities, and promoting inclusive practices and environments.

The goal of disability awareness is to break down barriers, reduce stereotypes and prejudices, and promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of ability.

PROGRAM LENGTHS AND DELIVERY OPTIONS

  • Available in 60 /90 Min, 2 ,3 & 4 Hour Programs
  • Face to Face (Travel applies outside major delivery centres) 
  • Virtual Delivery
  • Online Short Form Self-Paced Programs 
Training Programs

Programs

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Board of Directors Programs

Disability awareness programs for Board of Directors can include:

  1. Workshops and training sessions on disability sensitivity and inclusion
  2. Disability simulation experiences to increase empathy
  3. Guest speakers with disabilities to share their experiences
  4. Reviewing and updating accessibility policies and practices
  5. Promoting diversity and inclusion in decision-making processes
  6. Providing accessible materials for meetings and events
  7. Regular monitoring and evaluation of disability awareness efforts.
Services and Consulting

Services

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Disability Audit Services

Disability audit services involve an assessment of a company or organization’s compliance with disability laws and accessibility standards. It may include:

  1. Review of policies and procedures related to disability
  2. Assessment of physical accessibility of buildings and workspaces
  3. Evaluation of communication and technology accessibility
  4. Analysis of employment practices and job accommodations
  5. Review of customer service and accessibility
  6. Identification of areas for improvement and recommendations for change
  7. Assistance with implementing recommended changes.
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Executive Programs

Disability awareness programs for executives can include:

  1. Workshops and training sessions on disability sensitivity and inclusion
  2. Disability simulation experiences to increase empathy
  3. Guest speakers with disabilities to share their experiences
  4. Reviewing and updating company policies and practices related to disability
  5. Encouraging a culture of inclusiveness and diversity
  6. Incorporating disability perspectives in strategic planning
  7. Regular monitoring and evaluation of disability awareness efforts.
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Disability Supports Services

Disability support services refer to a range of services and resources that assist individuals with disabilities in their daily lives, education, and employment. Examples of disability support services include:

  1. Assistive technology
  2. Adaptive equipment
  3. Personal care and support
  4. Transportation
  5. Occupational therapy
  6. Psychological support
  7. Employment and vocational services
  8. Advocacy and legal services
  9. Housing and residential services
  10. Health and wellness services.
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Manager and Supervisor Programs

Disability awareness training for managers and supervisors can include:

  1. Understanding disability laws and regulations
  2. Identifying and addressing barriers to accessibility and inclusion
  3. Building a culture of inclusiveness and respect
  4. Providing accommodations for employees with disabilities
  5. Understanding different types of disabilities and their impact on the workplace
  6. Incorporating disability perspectives in decision-making
  7. Addressing unconscious bias and stereotypes related to disability.
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Disability Recruitment Programs

Disability recruitment programs are initiatives aimed at attracting, hiring, and retaining individuals with disabilities in the workplace. They may include:

  1. Outreach to disability-focused organizations and job boards
  2. Inclusive job descriptions and application processes
  3. Accommodation and accessibility during the hiring process
  4. Employee resource groups and networking opportunities for individuals with disabilities
  5. Employee development and training programs focused on disability inclusion
  6. Mentorship and coaching programs
  7. Regular monitoring and evaluation of disability recruitment efforts.
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Employee Programs

Disability awareness training for employees can include:

  1. Understanding disability laws and regulations
  2. Building a culture of inclusiveness and respect
  3. Understanding different types of disabilities and their impact in the workplace
  4. Identifying and addressing barriers to accessibility and inclusion
  5. Providing accommodations for colleagues with disabilities
  6. Addressing unconscious bias and stereotypes related to disability
  7. Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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Coaching and Mentoring Services

Disability coaching and mentoring services provide support and guidance to individuals with disabilities in the areas of career development, personal growth, and achieving their goals. These services may include:

  1. One-on-one coaching and mentoring
  2. Career development and job search support
  3. Assistance with accessing resources and accommodations
  4. Support in navigating workplace challenges
  5. Building a professional network
  6. Developing skills and confidence
  7. Encouragement and motivation for personal and professional growth.
F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Disability?

Disability refers to a condition or limitation that affects a person’s ability to perform daily activities and tasks. It can be physical, sensory, or cognitive in nature.

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What are the different types of disabilities?

Disabilities can range from physical disabilities, such as mobility impairments, to sensory disabilities, such as vision or hearing loss, to cognitive disabilities, such as autism or intellectual disability.

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How is disability defined legally?

Legally, disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

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What are the rights of individuals with disabilities?

Individuals with disabilities have the right to equal treatment and access to opportunities, as well as the right to reasonable accommodations in education, employment, and other areas of life.

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What accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities in the workplace?

Accommodations can include adjustments to the physical environment, assistive technology, flexible work arrangements, and modifications to job duties.

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What resources are available for individuals with disabilities?

Resources for individuals with disabilities can include government programs, disability organizations, assistive technology providers, and support groups.

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How can I make my workplace more inclusive for individuals with disabilities?

o make your workplace more inclusive, consider implementing disability-friendly policies and procedures, providing accommodations, and promoting disability awareness and education.

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How can I support a colleague with a disability?

You can support a colleague with a disability by being understanding and flexible, offering help and support when needed, and advocating for their rights and needs.

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How can I raise awareness about disability and promote inclusion in my community?

You can raise awareness about disability and promote inclusion by educating yourself and others, participating in disability-focused events and initiatives, and advocating for the rights and needs of individuals with disabilities.

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What is the impact of disability on society and the economy?

Disability can impact society and the economy in many ways, including barriers to employment, unequal access to resources and opportunities, and increased healthcare and support costs. However, a more inclusive and accessible society can lead to greater economic growth and a higher quality of life for everyone.

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