Interested to know and understand more about disability and inclusion?
This programme takes you through a series of problem-solving exercise to discover the meaning of disability and inclusion, and various approaches to removing barriers.
At the end of the workshop you are encouraged to make a personal commitment to inculcate inclusion in your respective organisation.
Each programme consists of 3 sessions of 1.5 hours each and conducted over 3 separate days.
- 5th of August 2020, 10am;
- 12th of August 2020, 10am;
- 18th of August 2020, 10am.
Limited to 15 pax
DISABILITY EQUALITY TRAINING DESCRIPTION
- Promoting disability as an equal opportunities issue
- Examining the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in society
- Questioning stereotypes, myths and misconceptions about disability
- Promoting positive change both in policy and practice
DET IS NOT:
- Simulation exercise of physical, sensory or mental impairments
- Giving information about medical conditions
DET WILL ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO:
- Check their understanding of disability
- Challenge the negative myths and values of persons with disabilities
- Develop an action plan for good working practices in the workplace
WHAT TO EXPECT
You are encouraged to participate in the sessions by interacting the facilitator and fellow participants. You will be assigned to a breakout room for group discussions from time to time during the sessions. At the end of the third session, you will make a personal statement of inclusion for the organisation and take a short test to gauge your understanding of what you have learnt.
Session 1 (1.5 hours)
Understanding the meaning and causes of disability is fundamental to resolving issues faced by persons with disabilities. In this session, we take a deeper look at disability and approaches to making your organisation more disability-inclusive.
Session 2 (1.5 hours)
This session consists of three mini-modules.:
i) Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
In the first module, we will learn the basics and limitations of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
ii) Models of Disability
The second module looks at the processes utilised to resolve issues through various models of disability. These models are prevalent in society at one time or another.
iii) Inclusive Language
Language is essential in communication. In this third module, we will look at why inclusive language is essential as an identity of persons with disabilities and in recognising the issues that hinders their full and effective participation in society.
Session 3 (1.5 hours)
This session consists of three mini-modules and an evaluation of your understanding of disability:
i) Stages of Empowerment
In the first module, the stages of empowerment takes you through the evolution of a persons with disabilities’ self-realisation.
ii) Barriers Analysis
Case studies provides an insight into what works and what does not. In this module, we will analyse various barriers and look at good practices.
iii) Action Plan
In the third module, we will look inward for barriers in your respective organisations and formulate an action plan to make it more inclusive.
A short test on what we have learnt. Participants who pass this test and have attended all three session will be awarded with a certificate.
i. Understand the meaning and causes of disability
ii. Understand the meaning of inclusion
iii. Understand the basics of the CRPD and PWD Act
iv. Understand approaches to removing barriers
v. Make personal statements of inclusion
No impact specified.
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