Disability Awareness Training

Service User at Disability Awareness Training

This service is available to any organisation including businesses, public bodies, local authorities and charities.

Almost one sixth of people have a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability in Great Britain. In Essex there are over 7,000 people with sight problems.

Most of these people use services locally and many could be your customers, service users, interviewees or employees.

If your organisation takes part in this course, you will have a much greater awareness of the issues facing blind and partially sighted people, as well as people with other disabilities, and an improved understanding of how to assist, guide and support them. Our visually impaired members also take part in the training, offering their experiences and taking questions.

Training is available either in Saffron Walden or at your own premises. This can be tailored to suit your requirements and could be half a day or a full day.

Whether it be disability awareness training or visual impairment awareness training, our courses are tailor made to suit the individual organisation. However, certain aspects are the same for all courses:

The nature of disability
The different types of disability
Legislation regarding customers and employees and disability discrimination
Practical advice on how to meet the needs of disabled people whether they are customers or colleagues

All of our courses are interactive and include the use of simulation specs, ear defenders and wheelchairs.

Training group using ear defenders

On completion of the course, you will receive an individual certificate and an organisational certificate as appropriate.

The programme is endorsed by Mr Drew, from Channel 4’s ‘Educating Essex’.

“Disability Awareness should be considered another basic skill set, just as Health and Safety and Customer Service are. I fully recommend people contact Support 4 Sight and get them into do their training.”

Hanna, Mr Drew, Paul outside Support4Sight's Centre

For more information please contact us on 01799 523700 or development@support4sight.org.uk.