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Disability awareness pt version

  1. 1. Disability Awareness<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Disability Awareness<br />Aims and objectives to the course<br />Qualification structure<br />Assessment methods<br />Where you can find support materials<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Disability Awareness<br />Aim <br />To develop underpinning knowledge of disability awareness.<br />Objectives<br />To gain knowledge and understanding in;<br />The meaning of disability and impairment<br />Attitudes and barriers faced by disabled people<br />Disability as a rights issue<br />Disability as a socio – economic issue<br />The language of disability<br />How to put the social model into place <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Disability Awareness<br />The Structure<br />Awarding body is Education Development International (E.D.I.)<br />The qualification is a level 1 suitable for all sectors and age groups<br />Comprises of 1 unit <br />Is nationally accredited through E.D.I.<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Disability Awareness<br />Delivery<br />A flexible approach<br />Workshop sessions<br />Workbook with activities<br />Online<br />A final test<br />Multiple choice (15 question)<br />Online or paper based<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Disability Awareness<br />Delivery<br />The materials are designed to prepare you for the final paper.<br />You will be informed of when your test is scheduled <br />Final test is 15 multiple choice questions<br />Pass mark is approx 60%<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Disability Awarenessintroduction<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Topics for Today<br />The law<br />What is and who are disabled people?<br />Language and disability<br />The medical model of disability<br />The social model of disability<br />The language of disability<br />Discrimination<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />8<br />
  9. 9. The Key Acts<br />Key Acts....<br />Disability Discrimination Act<br />Equality Act 2006<br />Human Rights Act<br />U.N. Convention<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />9<br />
  10. 10. The Key Acts<br />Disability Discrimination Act<br />Came into force in 1995, updated in 2005 and is built on civil rights legislation. Gives disabled people rights in the areas of:<br />Employment<br />Education<br />Access to goods and services<br />Buying and renting land or property and the right to request suitable adaption's.<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />10<br />
  11. 11. What is Disability?<br />A physical or mental condition that can limit a persons movement, senses or activities.<br />Can be categorised as:<br />Physical impairment<br />Sensory impairment<br />Learning disability<br />Long term mental illness <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />11<br />
  12. 12. What is Disability?<br />Physical impairment<br />Wheelchair user, <br />Sensory impairment<br />Hearing, Vision.<br />Learning disability<br />Dyslexia, Dyspraxia<br />Long term mental illness<br />Depression, Dementia <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />12<br />
  13. 13. What is Disability?<br /> The definition covers a wide range of people including:<br />Long term health conditions such as diabetes<br />Progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis<br />People who have been diagnosed with conditions such as HIV, cancer, or other serious conditions. <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />13<br />
  14. 14. What is Disability?<br /> Not all disabilities are obvious, these are called hidden disabilities. <br /> People with these impairments are still covered and protected by the Disability Discrimination Act.<br /> These could include:<br />Heart condition<br />Diabetes<br />Arthritus<br />Learning difficulties<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />14<br />
  15. 15. What is Disability?<br /> You may also come across people who do not consider themselves to have a disability, but have a condition such as diabetes or heart problems that they consider to be part of the ageing process.<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Normal day to day activities<br /> What are normal day to day activities?<br />Mobility<br />Manual dexterity<br />Continence<br />Ability to lift and carry everyday objects<br />Speech, sight hearing<br />Ability to concentrate or learn<br />Be able to determine risk or danger<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Models of Disability<br />Two models of disability they are:<br />Social Model<br />Medical model<br />Everyone is equal<br />Society put the barriers in place<br />Society prevents and restricts opportunities <br />You cannot make decisions about your life<br />You are the problem<br />You are the sufferer<br />You can never be equal to a non-disabled person<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Social Model of Disability<br />The social model starts from a different perspective, it ignores how bad a persons impairment is<br />It establishes that everyone is equal and demonstrates that it is society that puts the barriers in place that restrict opportunities<br />It looks beyond a persons impairment and then at all the factors that effect their ability to participate fully in society. <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Social Model of Disability<br />So according to the social model....<br />Disability is a rights issue<br />Disability is an economic issue <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Language of the Social Model<br />We need to think about what we are saying...<br />What is wrong with you?<br />Can you tell me what your impairment is?<br />Is there anything I can do to assist you?<br />Remember<br />People are not defined by the impairment any more than they are defined by their race, or sexuality. It is part of them, but not the whole of them.... <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Language of the Social Model<br />People do not have a disability, they have an impairment.<br />Impaired people are disable by our actions and inactions<br />Our language must reflect an understanding of the issues an individual faces<br />Not wheelchair bound but wheelchair user<br />Not mad but has mental health issues<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Language of the Social Model<br />To clarify....<br />Impairment<br />Condition illness or label<br />Disability <br />Is about the barriers and discrimination<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Discrimination<br />Two main types of discrimination<br />Direct discrimination<br />When you are treated less favourably simply because of a condition eg you have an impairment. <br />Indirect discrimination<br />Where there are rules or conditions which apply to everyone but affect one group of people more than others without good reason.<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />23<br />
  24. 24. What would you change?<br />Think about our attitudes, how we are speaking and acting.<br />Understand the wider context, not just the ramps and visual indicators.<br />Be aware of our actions<br />Treat as equals <br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Any questions?<br />Land Transport / P Thomas / 2010<br />25<br />

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