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Disability Awareness Training

O’Herlihy Access Consultancy regularly delivers Disability Awareness Training to organisations located throughout Ireland. Our clients include DFS Furniture, ESB, ESBi, Failte Ireland, Roscommon County Council, OPW Dublin Castle and Aviva.

The purpose of the training is to deliver clear and accurate information about disability and to address questions or concerns that employers and employees may have about working with people with disabilities.

Disability Awareness Training will help your staff :

The Department of Social Protection are currently providing funding so that employers can buy in Disability Awareness Training for their staff. Grants of 90% of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of €20,000, are available to private companies in the first year and 80% in the second and subsequent years. Eligible costs include actual fees paid in respect of external programmes trainer’s fees for in-house staff training, open learning/computer/web based training programme fees and learning materials e.g. manuals, books, clearly associated with the relevant training programme to a maximum of €650.

The Disability Awareness Support Scheme is open to all organisations in the private sector and is available for raising the awareness of personnel at all levels and occupations.

To learn more about ‘The Disability Awareness Support Scheme’  click on this link.

If you would like further information relating to Disability Awareness Training or for information on how to download an application form please do not hesitate to contact us on 01-4151285 or [email protected].

Disability, Equality and Awareness Training for front of house staff assisting in Irelands hosting of the Presidency of the Council of European Union

Dublin CastleIn December 2012, and as part of Irelands hosting of the Presidency of the Council of European Union, OHAC was engaged by Dublin Castle to design and deliver a Disability, equality and awareness training course for front of house staff.  As part of the presidency numerous events, conferences, meetings and gathering will take place at a number of locations including Farmleigh House, The Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle and Castletown House.  OHAC provided training to the front of house staff on key issues such as why accessibility is important, how to organise accessible events and how to communicate and assist customers with disabilities effectively. 

Disability, Equality and Awareness Training for the ESB

ESBO’Herlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) has been engaged by ESB’s Equality and Diversity Office since 2010 and has provided disability and equality training to over 220 staff within ESB and ESBi. The course is tailored to suit the needs of ESB staff and is updated on a regular basis.

Disability, Equality and Awareness Training for Roscommon County Council

Roscommon County CouncilO’Herlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) was engaged by Roscommon County Council in 2011 to deliver disability awareness training to staff at various locations throughout the county. OHAC liaised with Roscommon County Council’s Human Resources Officer, Training Officer and Access Officer and tailored a training programme to meet the needs of the organisation. The training was delivered over a number of months to all staff members.

Disability, Equality and E-learning module for Aviva

AvivaIn 2011, O’Herlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) assisted Aviva in the preparation of the organisation’s e-learning module on disability and equality training. OHAC assisted in the preparation of the materials for the module and assisted Aviva in the preparation of the accessibility awareness e-learning script. Some of the topics covered in the module include why accessibility is important, barriers faced by people with disabilities, access to customer services and access to information and communication technology.

Disability, Equality and Awareness Training for DFS Furniture

DFSIn late 2011 OHAC was engaged by DFS to provide accessibility advice on the opening of the first Irish DFS store in Blanchardstown, Dublin.  As part of process OHAC assisted them in the design and delivery if disability awareness training to staff which took place at their premises in advance of the official opening of the new store.