Gissa Job: d/Deaf and Disabled People in the Workplace

Gissa job: D/deaf and Disabled People in the Workplace

Establish principles and practice for ensuring a culture that is as straightforward as possible for D/deaf and disabled people to navigate. 

Starting with the legal context, them moving beyond into best practice. We will explore recruitment, managing workplace adjustments, and  performance review. 

The aim is for you to feel more confident in employing D/deaf and disabled people across your organisations.

"It was great to be in a relaxed environment with like minded individuals who shared best practice and ideas. It was facilitated by Michele brilliantly."

"Michele was a fantastic trainer and facilitator whose knowledge and passion was imparted to us in a safe and comfortable setting."

"Very informative and a great opportunity to be candid without judgement amongst peers." 

d/Deaf and Disabled Access for Audiences and Workforce in Theatre

Gissa Job is an Additional Module offered as part of our range of our range of training options to help you support d/Deaf and Disabled Access for Audiences and Workforce in Theatre. 

Our additional modules delve into specific areas and are available as full day courses on request to those who have completed Removing Barriers: A Practical Introduction to Disability Equality or a similar foundation course.

Email for further information and to express your interest.

This course will be interactive, with examples, practical exercises and opportunity for discussion and questions. We will start with the legal context for employment issues and move beyond it into best practice, and we will explore ways of approaching recruitment, managing workplace adjustments and performance reviews. We will touch on casting and engaging freelancers who are D/deaf and disabled, thought the emphasis will be on longer term employment situations. 

  • Anyone working in theatre who is managing staff, or who is responsible for recruiting and engaging people to work in the organisation, including artistic personnel.


  • be able to approach conversations with D/deaf or disabled colleagues with confidence
  • know what information you need to gather in order to meet a D/deaf or disabled colleague’s requirements
  • be able to state your main duties under the Equality Act (2010) with rregard to employing D/deaf and disabled people
  • have the beginnings of an action plan for ensuring equality in recruitment and employment practices
  • have ideas for where to go for further information


Michèle Taylor is Director for Change at Ramps on the Moon, the Arts Council funded consortium of mid-scale mainstream theatres seeking to increase the number and visibility of D/deaf and disabled people in the industry. She has been delivering training in disability issues for nearly thirty years and has a background as a theatre practitioner, including work with Graeae Theatre. She is committed to ensuring that D/deaf and disabled people’s stories are told in our theatres.

Michèle’s training sessions are interactive and dynamic, with space to bring doubts, anxieties and concerns as well as strategies, ideas and enthusiasm.

Michèle is a registered member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Practitioners.

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