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  • Training | DESSA
    Programme Mainstreaming Participation Training Access Inside Out Accessible Facilities Disability Equality Proofing Disability Equality Training Programme Resources Publications Access Inside Out Play for All Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Training Training and Development Programme The aim of the Training and Development Programme is to enable community development organisations to develop knowledge and tools to combat exclusion and establish good practice systems within projects The training programme comprises of separate training courses which complement and consolidate existing skills and knowledge DESSA delivers training in Disability Equality Awareness Training Disability Equality Proofing Accessibility Inclusive Policy and Practice for Early Years Settings Parent Advocacy The delivery of the Training and Development Programme takes place on a regional basis and on a project basis in response to demands For many participation in training is the first point of contact between projects and DESSA The training supports offered to community organisations is conditional upon projects commitment to undertake work in the inclusion of people with disabilities It is through this follow up work that DESSA provides the concrete supports required by projects to engage with disabled members of their communities Please contact the

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  • Access Inside Out | DESSA
    Creating Accessible Community Facilities for People with Disabilities It will address how equality legislation applies to community organisations and people with disabilities and will support participants in identifying practical actions for including people with disabilities within their projects Learning Objectives At the end of the seminar participants will have understanding of access issues including universal design be aware of legislation as it relates to access issues and people with disabilities

    Original URL path: http://www.dessa.ie/training/access-inside-out (2016-02-07)
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  • Accessible Facilities | DESSA
    Disability Equality Proofing Disability Equality Training Programme Resources Publications Access Inside Out Play for All Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Accessible Facilities Creating Accessible Community Facilities for People with Disabilities Creating Accessible Community Facilities for People with Disabilities are a series of seminars designed to assist participants in using the DESSA accessibility guidelines Creating Accessible Community Facilities for People with Disabilities The seminars are run on request made to DESSA from Family Resource Centres and Community Development Projects from around the country The seminars address how equality legislation applies to community organisations and people with disabilities and support participants in identifying practical actions for including people with disabilities within their projects Learning Objectives At the end of the seminar participants have understanding of access issues including universal design be aware of legislation as it relates to access issues and people with disabilities feel confident to explore and identify ways in which community based organisations can be more inclusive of people with disabilities Seminar Format The seminar runs for three to four hours and consist of presentations small group work experiential learning activities and plenary discussions Participants use the

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  • Disability Equality Proofing | DESSA
    overall aim of this training is to enable staff to implement Disability Equality Proofing in both their own organization and in their work with the community organisations they support The specific objectives are to explore and clarify the meaning of equality in the context of community development to advance an understanding of disability proofing to enable staff to understand the requirements of the disability proofing process to identify the practical

    Original URL path: http://www.dessa.ie/training/disability-equality-proofing (2016-02-07)
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  • Disability Equality Training Programme | DESSA
    Training to groups of CDPs and FRCs within a region or to individual projects What is the difference between Disability Awareness Training and Disability Equality Training Disability Awareness Training tends to focus on giving information about various disabilities with a view to conveying what the needs and experiences of disabled people are Some trainers will provide an opportunity to wear blindfolds or give people the experience of sitting in a wheelchair While this type of training can create some opportunity to think about disability issues it is often criticised as it places the disabled person in the role of the victim Disability Equality Training on the other hand strives to place the issues facing disabled people in the context of equality It explores disability by looking at the Medical and Social Models of disability and aims to support peoples understanding in terms of a rights based approach Disability Equality Training will support projects to understand how the Social Model of Disability compliments the community development ethos and how they can work towards the inclusion of disabled people within the project What topics does the training cover Exploration of Impairment and Social consequences Definitions of Disability Exploration of Models of Disability

    Original URL path: http://www.dessa.ie/training/disability-equality-training-programme (2016-02-07)
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  • Resources | DESSA
    Equality Training Programme Resources Publications Access Inside Out Play for All Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Resources Submitted by Dessa Admin on Thu 13 06 2013 21 32 The following is a reference for Projects on some of the information that is available on disability related topics Details of how to acquire copies of these publications can be

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  • Publications | DESSA
    Our Staff Who do we work with Supporting Families Programme Mainstreaming Participation Training Access Inside Out Accessible Facilities Disability Equality Proofing Disability Equality Training Programme Resources Publications Access Inside Out Play for All Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Publications DESSA Publications Access Inside Out Play For All Evaluation Reports Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A

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  • Access Inside Out | DESSA
    Programme Resources Publications Access Inside Out Play for All Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Access Inside Out Submitted by Dessa Admin on Fri 14 06 2013 08 05 You can also download a pdf of this publication Access Inside Out pdf Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction How equality legislation applies to community based projects How the Building Regulations apply to

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