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Research report: decision-making by people with learning disabilities

A very interesting and important research report has been published, “Does it matter? Decision-making by people with learning disabilities”.  Based on research with people with learning disabilities in Scotland, it sheds light on questions of relevance to all people with learning disabilities. It concluded that it really does matter to people who have a learning […]

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust’s guide: “Making Communication Accessible”

One of our members, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, has shared its guide, Making Communication Accessible.  The Trust co-produced this guide with people with a disability and representative organisations. It is a regional resource for Health and Social Care practitioners but is equally applicable in other sectors. It is a fantastic document and well […]

Welcome to our Newest Member!

Welcome our newest member, Commissioner for Older People for NI (COPNI).  Employers for Disability NI would like to thank them for their commitment to disability good practice and looks forward to working with them to promote access to employment and services for disabled people. The role of COPNI is to safeguard and promote the interests […]

Disability Positive Accreditation Success!

Congratulations to the 17 employees who underwent our “Disability Positive” Training and Accreditation on Friday 23 June 2017.  Their commitment to disability good practice and enthusiasm was fantastic.  They came from four of our member employers: Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour, NI Public Services Ombudsman and Queen’s University.  Well done to all involved!

2017 Events

Disability Positive Seminar and Accreditation: hosted by Translink Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop for members: hosted in Equality Commission for NI Visual Awareness Briefing: Dept of Health Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop: Local Government Staff Commission, hosted in Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Autism briefing: Dept of Health Autism briefing: The Executive Office […]

Upcoming Event: Disability Positive Seminar

Employers for Disability NI has chosen “Disability Positive” as the theme for our annual June member event.  This half-day seminar, kindly hosted by one of our Lead Partners, Translink, will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017 from 9.30am – 1.00pm in Training Room, Floor 1a, Translink Training Facility, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 […]

Psychometric Testing and Reasonable Adjustments

Dominic McCanny, Chartered Psychologist and former Board Member of Employers for Disability NI, has provided insight and advice on the need to make reasonable adjustments when using psychometric testing, specifically in reference to a recent case involving someone on the autism spectrum in GB. Read Dominic’s blog here: Website Psychometric Tests and Reasonable Adjustments – […]

Carer of Disabled Child Wins Case

A Tribunal has found that an advice giving service in North Belfast – the Ardoyne Association – discriminated against a woman who worked for them as an advisor, contrary to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Tribunal awarded Maria McKeith, who was supported by the Equality Commission, £18,886 in compensation.  Read Equality Commission for NI […]