New Course: Abnormally Funny People - Disability Awareness

Learn from the experiences of professional disabled comedians how to welcome disabled colleagues and customers

In This Course You'll Learn:

  • Why outdated and uninformed opinions can make it hard for disabled people to enter the workforce and advance professionally

  • Key considerations when interviewing job applicants with a disability

  • Common mistakes that organisations make with regards to their disabled staff

  • How to make reasonable adjustments and provide appropriate support for your disabled employees.

  • Why uninformed attitudes and a lack of confidence result in poor service for many disabled people

  • Why it’s important not to make assumptions about the physical and mental abilities of people with disabilities

  • The importance of listening and knowing the right questions to ask

  • Key steps to follow to ensure you are providing an inclusive service for your disabled customers and service users.

1935196_f808_2-749x421Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as their non-disabled counterparts, and this represents a huge loss to the workplace.

Disabled customers and service users continue to face unhelpful or inappropriate behaviour, much of it due to uninformed attitudes and a lack of confidence. 

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This course dispels some of the myths around employing disabled people and looks at how to provide appropriate support for staff and customers with disabilities.   

Employers often tend to see the disability before the person and make assumptions about their needs and capabilities – and this can mean that the skills and potential of disabled job applicants and staff are not being properly recognised. In this course, we take a humorous look at the world of work and recruitment from the perspective of disabled people through the experiences of a group of disabled professional comedians from the comedy collective Abnormally Funny People. Guided by founder member and leading disability trainer Simon Minty, the course provides personal insight and guidance on recruiting and employing disabled people and sets out how to provide reasonable adjustments and support in the workplace.


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