Disability Equality Training

By the end of this online course you will:

  • Understand what it means to feel safe.
  • Recognise the difference between disability equality and disability awareness.
  • Be aware of the myths surrounding disability.
  • Be familiar with the history of the disability movement.
  • Have an overview of the social model of care.

The course consists of short sections containing case studies. Each section has a simple multiple choice test at the end.

It should take an hour or two, but you don't have to complete it in one go. Your progress is saved as you go along, and you can pick up at any time.

When finished you will receive a certificate of completion. You can print this off for your records.

It is entirely free to take the course. All you need is an email account. Simply sign in or create an account here to unlock the modules below.

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 What you will learn from this course.
Unit 2 The background
Unit 3 Disability Awareness vs Disability Equality
Unit 4 Defining equality
Unit 5 Defining disability
Module 2 Myths and Images
Unit 1 Historical portrayals of disabled people
Unit 2 Present day portrayals of disability
Unit 3 Culture and disability
Unit 4 Real statements we’ve heard
Module 3 The importance of language
Unit 1 Why language matters
Unit 2 Terminology
Unit 3 Offensive Terms
Unit 4 About the word "The"
Module 4 History of the disability movement
Unit 1 Models of disability through the ages
Unit 2 Summary
Module 5 Barriers and needs
Unit 1 About Impairments
Unit 2 Barriers
Unit 3 The Seven Needs
Module 6 Summary
Unit 1 What we have covered
Unit 2 That’s it, you’re done.