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Disability Awareness e-learning

A group of friends smiling and having fun in a pub. It includes a woman in a wheelchair and a man with a prosthetic leg. We use this image in training.

Our Disability Awareness e-learning course will enable you to confidently interact with people with disabilities and offer assistance when needed.

Let’s be clear, people with disabilities are just regular individuals – family members, friends, service users, professionals, colleagues, managers and customers.

Many people feel awkward when communicating and assisting people with disabilities as they don’t want to offend so may just ignore the person or panic.

Most people have good intentions and really want to get things right, so we’ve developed this interactive and engaging online course that will leave you feeling empowered and motivated.

There are over 13 million people currently living in the UK with a disability so let’s break down those barriers together!

Graphic showing people with a range of disabilities

We’ll help you answer these questions and many others…

  • Will I cause offence if I offer help to a person with a disability?                                          Disability symbol of person in wheelchair. Symbol has other icons as part of the chair that represent other disabilities.
  • Is it okay to use words like ‘see, hear and walk’?
  • Can I ask someone about their condition?
  • What is reasonable in relation to reasonable adjustments?
  • How much is an employee with a disability going to cost my business?
  • How should I communicate appropriately?
  • Why don’t many people with disabilities apply for our vacancies or use our facilities?

Course content

  • Definitions and Types of Disabilities
  • Legislation, Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments
  • Employment Matters
  • Etiquette, Communication and Interaction
  • Appropriate Language

Also includes…

  • Personal input from our experienced trainers who have lived experience of disability
  • Interactive quizzes and myth busting content
  • Individual case studies
  • Informative videos

The Benefits of Disability Awareness e-learning

  • Colleagues working with employees who have a disability feel more comfortable and confident.
  • Helps to attract or retain employees with disabilities.
  • Businesses – the total spending power of families with at least 1 disabled person is estimated at £274 billion a year so your marketing needs to target the ‘purple pound’.
  • Empowers staff to deliver high quality customer service without feeling awkward or worrying about causing offence.
  • Includes a personailised certificate of completion which can be used as CPD evidence.

Why choose Visualise?

Our trainers are highly skilled, with a variety of disabilities which enables them to provide first-hand knowledge and practical insights, based upon their lived and professional experiences.

Our approach removes any fear around disability – we’ve heard it all before and are never offended!  We’ve been working in the disability sector since 2014 and our courses continue to receive excellent feedback.

Cost and duration

The cost of the course is £30 per learner (VAT is not applicable) and it takes around one and a half hours to complete.

Enrol now…

Start making a difference today by enrolling with this button  Disability Awareness

Any questions?

If you have any questions or need more information, call us on 07472305268, or email  info@visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk.

What do others say about this service?

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

Cardiff Community Housing Association

“It was one of the best awareness courses I have done and I will now be able to confidently help more customers” – Personal Adviser at Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus

Take a look at our disability related blogs by selecting the links below…

The Importance of Workplace Disability Awareness Training https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/disability-awareness

Communication in the Workplace around Disability  https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/workplace-communication/

Is it time to change the disability symbol?  https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/is-it-time-to-change-the-disability-symbol/

Disability Access in the UK Leisure Industry  https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/disability-access-uk-leisure-industry/

Benefits of Disability Confidence  https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/benefits-disability-confidence/

Disability Inclusion in Fashion Revolution week  https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/disability-inclusion-fashion-revolution-week/