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Disability Awareness - Communication

Course Aims

  • To have an understanding of the relevant legislation
  • Be aware of duties and responsibilities according to the legislation
  • To understand communication skills with disabled people
  • To increase communication skills with disabled people


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Understand current, relevant legislation including the Equality Act, Human Rights Act and the Care Act
  • Understand how we define disability, including stereotypes and attitudes both past and present
  • Identify some barriers to communication
  • Identify methods of communication for people who have sensory, physical cognitive disabilities
  • Identify physical and environmental barriers to equal access, and how these could be overcome


Course Content

  • Overview of current, relevant legislation
  • Exploring definitions and stereotypes of disability
  • Exploring barriers to communication and how these can affect individual's daily life
  • Exploring how we can overcome the barriers to promote effective communication
  • Practical demonstrations of methods of communication for people with hearing, sight, cognitive or physical disabilities



Disability Awareness - Communication (Half Day)

£30.00 per person + VAT

Course Code QEL315

Quality Endorsed by Open College Network West Midlands


01743 250 820

01743 250 826



This course is held at our Training suite at The Lantern in Shrewsbury at a date to suite you. The building has onsite parking and cafe facilities. 


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