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Online Disability Awareness Training


Continued learning and lived experience of disability is at the heart of all we do. All of thinkBIGGER! trainers are disabled and from the industry itself, and so understand the particular challenges that are needed to encourage a good working environment.

  • Simple, practical and effective, mix and match across the following elements:

    • Introductions and results of any pre training survey/ polls
    • What constitutes a disability? (Equality Act, 2010)
    • The Medical versus Social Model of Disability
    • Barriers (perceived and actual) to disabled people in the television industry

    Note: Can be adapted for Managers

    • Encouraging the Guaranteed Interview Scheme - and celebrating its use (this element would be tailor-made for managers who hire)
    • Making interviews a better experience
    • Reasonable adjustments - what the legislation means and examples of reasonable adjustments in the workplace
    • Creating an inclusive workplace, appropriate language, employee responsibilities, workplace disability discrimination, legal responsibilities, further support
    • Reasonable adjustments - what the legislation means and examples of reasonable adjustments in the workplace
    • Access to Work -understanding this as key to a great experience for the candidate
    • Post Covid-19 workplace adjustments, what are we learning about working remotely? How might we apply flexible working in the future?
    • Everyday conversations that become awkward, how to make mistakes
    • Examples of solutions using case studies & evidence how they were managed
    • Through research with key staff prior to training, we will tailor these case studies to each department from digital to accounts

    Tailored to production team or corporate team needs, our pre and post programme content is engaging and fun.

    • Quizzes/Polls to gauge knowledge and understanding
    • Resources on language
    • Resources on Equality Act and Access to work
    • Updated information on employment practices
    • Regular check-ins with key HR staff/ Departmental support
    • Creating opportunities for participants to use skills through forums or awareness-raising events
    • Facilitate or signpost to platforms for online forums and regular meetups
    • A commitment to updating your intranet resources monthly
    • Online forum for pre and post-training questions and discussion hosted on either thinkBIGGER! or your platforms
    • Q&A with all staff
    • Follow up consultancy support with recruitment, interviewing and accessibility advice.

“thinkBIGGER! support is always very hands-on, personalised and of the highest quality. They have helped us manage and support candidates with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Brittle Bones, Dyslexia and also Wheelchair users.”

Emma Morgan, Creative Director, Lion TV


Company, Organisation or Group? Request this course / workshop for your own attendees – a start date can be arranged based on our availability and a time that works for you.


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