Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training services

Disability Equality Training services offered by Access Ireland for the Hospitality sector and Business in general. Let us help your team become more facilitating of people with disabilities, who make up 20% of your potential market. Are you missing out on opportunities of the Purple Pound spend in your business.

All training is delivered by Frank Larkin who has many years experience in this area. Well known as an advocate of people with disabilities, Frank has a wealth of first hand experience in the area.

Our training is supported by Government through the Department of Social Protection, which offers a 90% grant against the investment by any business. See the Welfare.ie page HERE


Typical curriculum for Disability Equality Training

Overview of course.

  • MODULE 1
    Overview of course.
    Definition of disability
    What do we mean by disability?
    How is it defined?
    What is the prevalence and range of disability in Ireland?MODULE 2
    What are the practical accommodations/considerations to meet the needs of customers with disabilities?
    Disability and society
    How do we view disability in society?
    How does the social model differ from the medical model?
    How does society restrict people with disabilities? Barriers to inclusionMODULE 3
    How can we create a more inclusive society?
    Equality and disability
    What is reasonable accommodation?
    What are the legal duties and responsibilities of public bodies?
    What legislation covers disabled people’s rights to equal status and employment opportunities? this should include:
    The Disability Act 2005
    The National Disability Authority’s “Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies”
    The united nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)
    The Employment Equality Acts 1998–2008
    The Equal Status Acts 2000–2008.
    How some people with disabilities can face discrimination in other dimensions, such as racism etcMODULE 4
    Disability and communication
    What language should I use when interacting with, or talking about, people with disabilities?
    How does my organisation interact with people with disabilities?
    What myths and misconceptions exist about people with disabilities?
    How does media imagery portray people with disabilities?
    Proactive approach
    What are my organisation’s equal opportunities policies and procedures?
    What is accessibility?

    MODULE 5
    How could my organisation be more accessible?
    How can I improve my own practices to be more inclusive of people with disabilities?

We tailor the training for each client, each industry and each group of attendees, with numbers ranging from 4 to 15 max. At the end of the training we will give you a template to fill in on your own business, infrastructure, premises and policies for training in disability equality training. We provide a Certificate of Training for each individual and one for the business to display proudly.

Time required: Typical examples.

Recent case – Hotel Industry for a group of 10 for half day for 4 hours with a break half way for 20 minutes. Delivered on site. Investment €50 per person being €500, where the hotel recouped €450 from the Department of Social Protection.

Bronze Certificate – Ideal for front of house staff, receptionists, waiters, cashiers, service station attendants, sales staff etc.
Silver Certificate – Ideal for front of house and management
Gold Certificate – Ideal for whole team, front of house, back of house and management

Download the Disability Awareness Training Grant Claim Form below
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“We all left that training gobsmacked and enlightened. We will never forget what we learned, which is unusual. Frank explained everything so well and we were surprised at how little we knew on the subject of Disability “

Dan Breen

Managing Director, MovieGo Film Facilities

“We signed up for the training because of the 90% grant, but now we recommend it 100%. The training gave me the confidence going forward knowing that we are much better equipped to welcome people with disabilities in the correct manner. Every business should do this, as it opens your mind to so much potential business as well as being very informative.”

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Company owner, Donegal Hospitality outlet