Research shows that even when organisations are open to the idea of welcoming people with disability they are often not confident that they have the knowledge, understanding and capability to do so*.
For a number of years, disability discrimination complaints have been the largest proportion of complaints received by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
This lack of knowledge and understanding can be overcome in your organisation by ensuring the right people have the right level of information.
The Australian Network on Disability has assisted hundreds of people to gain the skills and knowledge to confidently engage with people with disability as jobseekers, employees, customers, and stakeholders.
Our training sessions help participants:
- Understand the relevance of people with disability to their organisation
- Know about legal obligations and how to make adjustments
- Know how to provide barrier free access to maximise opportunity and minimise the risk of complaints
- To use appropriate language and terminology
- Know where to find additional information
Participants will leave the session knowing how to apply their knowledge increasing their disability competence and confidence.
In addition to our training sessions we also provide information sessions on a broad range of topics. These information sessions provide an overview of a specific area of interest and topics include:
- What is a disability?
- Reasonable adjustments
- The business case for employing people with disability
- Ageing and disability
- Invisible disabilities
* What would it take? Employer perspectives on employing people with disability. Waterhouse, Kimberley, Jonas, and Glover, 2010