Gissa Job: d/Deaf and Disabled People in the Workplace - Monday 15 July 2019 - London

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

Monday 15 July 2019

11.00am to 5.30pm
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 likeminded 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 judgment amongst peers." 

Please note, you will need to attend 'Removing Barriers: A Practical Introduction to Disability Equality'    before attending this module. 

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Develop best practice on access for d/Deaf and disabled people in theatre audiences and workforce.  Our modular course will provide you with a solid foundation on which to base your planning and policy-making around disability equality in your organisation. 

After attending  Removing Barriers: A Practical Introduction to Disability Equality, deepen your knowledge with a range of modules in specialist areas.


Book a place on each of the FOUR additional modules, for the cost of THREE places.  Email us for availability.

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.

£180+VAT, Non-Members 

£140+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members (if booked from 01/02/19), ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members

£100+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT members if booked before 1 Fabruary 2019


  • Reserve a place on all FOUR additional modules and pay for THREE places (different colleagues can attend different modules, they just need to have completed the Foundation module in advance) - email to redeem offer


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