Disability sensitisation courses

Through this disability awareness training – which we run publicly and in-house throughout South Africa – your managers and staff will gain an understanding of the processes and business rationale of becoming a disability confident organisation.

Suitable for all businesses and organisations

Course duration:  1 day

Course content and outcomes:

  • Defining disability in the context of the workplace
  • Definition of disability: Code of Good Practice: Disability
  • Checking disability criteria: Examples
  • The prevalence of disability: statistics and trends
  • Code of Good Practice and Technical Assistance Guidelines
  • Their purpose and inter-relationship with the EE Act
  • An analysis of their content and role in guiding the process
  • The business rationale for strategically recruiting persons with disabilities
  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disabilities
  • Removing the barriers and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities
  • Removing barriers and building in accommodation in the job profiling phase
  • Removing barriers in the job advertising and interview phases
  • Removing bias and prejudice in the assessment / skills testing phase
  • Hiring the right person for the job
  • Probation / Conditional job offer
  • Sensitizing the organisation prior to placement
  • Training and career advancement for persons with disabilities
  • Retention of persons with disabilities through further reasonable accommodation
  • Health, safety and working environment
  • Building a disability-confident business and delivering change: 6 building blocks
  • Building Block 1: Strategic benefits
  • Building Block 2: Commercial benefits
  • Building Block 3: Legal benefits
  • Building Block 4: Societal benefits
  • Building Block 5: Ethical benefits
  • Building Block 6: Professional benefits
  • Disability Etiquette
  • Basic disability etiquette when interacting with any person who has a disability
  • Specific disability etiquette
  • People in wheelchairs or mobility devices or who have loss of limbs
  • People who are blind
  • People who are deaf or have a hearing loss
  • People with speech disabilities
  • People with other disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsey, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
  • Confidentiality and disclosure of information
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