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Disability Awareness Training

Did you know there are over 11 million people currently living in the UK with a disability?

Definition of Disability: World Health Organisastion (WHO):
A medical model of disabilities makes impairment a problem. ‘Disabilities’ is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Disability is thus not just a health problem.A variety of citizens from society together on Abbey Road crossing

A Social Model of Disabilities does not focus on impairment: the emphasis is on how organisations (schools, supermarkets, hospitals, transport and care providers) can remove the barriers to access for disabled people, to enable them to engage in the wider community. Those without disabilities have a responsibility to ensure the things they are privileged in taking for granted on a daily basis are also accessible to disabled people.

At Visualise Training and Consultancy we focus on the ability rather than the dis- ability, embracing the social model and driving forward inclusion.

Why do you need our disability awareness training?

Our course will provide your staff with the confidence and awareness to effectively work with, and assist, disabled customers and colleagues. This is a vital skills set for any modern business or inclusive organisation. We recognise that every client will have their own focus within this framework, and offer in-house training packages that are tailored specifically to your needs.

Disability Equality Awareness Training content

A typical course will cover:

  • Different types of disability
  • The social and medical model of disability
  • Stereotyping
  • Effective communication
  • Appropriate language
  • Benefits of inclusion
  • Barriers and solutions
  • Understanding The Equality Act 2010

The disability awareness training includes:

  • Group discussions to encourage honest opinions and establish a level of understanding.
  • Personal Input from our experienced trainers who themselves are living with a disability and are aware of the challenges faced by people with disabilities
  • Questionnaires to introduce statistics of disability and establish how much is learnt through our training
  • Examination of individual case studies of people with disabilities

Why choose Visualise?

Trainers at Visualise are highly skilled and trained, with a variety of disabilities; this allows them to provide first-hand, practical insight and training, based upon real-life experience.

Contact us

For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 07472 305 268, or email at:

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What do others say about this service?

“Wow was amazing very beneficial. Really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to others” – Housing Officer for Cardiff Community Housing Association

Cardiff Community Housing Association

“I thought it was one of the best awareness courses I have attended and I will find out more about helping customers in the jobcentre to further increase my knowledge” – Personal Adviser at Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus