Disability Awareness Training - Port Elizabeth

Through this Disability Awareness and Sensitisation 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


Click here to view our Disability Awareness Training Course on our website

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Ron / Michele
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

Presented Presented Courses

In House In-House

Course Duration: 

1 day

Cost: 

In-house and public course fees on request