We provide advice and training to employers who are prepared to employ or have already employed people with disabilities but need knowledge and guidance to support them.
Examples of advice and training topics:
- Introductory training: types and nature of disabilities and illnesses
What kinds of disabilities are there and how do they influence people and the work environment? The training is interactive: trainees will be able to personally experience how it feels to have reduced mobility, auditory or visual impairment and talk to a person with, for example, an auditory or other impairment or illness.
- Part-time, flexible, adjusted and disability-friendly working environment
How should disabilities be taken into account in customising the working environment and working time? What assistive equipment can be used or adjustments made in the workplace to allow individuals with a disability to perform their duties successfully?
- Availability of information for hard-of-hearing, deaf, visually impaired and blind people and people with learning disabilities
How can information be provided for people with disabilities, e.g. when and why are a sign language interpreter, materials in Braille, simplified language and sound amplification systems needed?
- Communicating in a job interview and preparing for recruitment
How can you adjust a room to suit the needs of a person with disabilities in order to conduct a job interview? When is a support person, sign language interpreter or other assistant needed? How can you adjust the workplace using simple tools, and what measures can be used to improve working practices and habits? Which channels can be used to disseminate information on job vacancies and how can you indicate that the workplace is accessible and that people with decreased working ability are also welcome to apply?
- Advising and training the people around an employee with disabilities (e.g. co-workers, support persons, work placement supervisors and clients)
Tips on how to make the specific characteristics of a person with disabilities easier to understand for co-workers and clients.
- Handling emergency situations
What should you do if a person with disabilities has a seizure or accident?
To arrange training in your company or institution, please contact employers’ consultants. Contact details can be found here: Contact details of employers’ consultants.