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Disability Awareness Training

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Julia delivers TRAINING to THE LIverpool
biennial Team


reflection + information = awareness 

With our wealth of experience in the arts and disability, Culture Shift has devised a bespoke training offer specifically tailored  for organisations wishing to understand their obligations and improve their practice.   

The training covers: 

  • Attitudes: our understanding, personal experiences and exposure to portrayals of disability in the media, news coverage etc 

  • Language and communication: negative and positive terminology relating to Disability. Awareness of the medical and social models. 

  • Legislation: the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and the requirement to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to provide access for disabled people. 

  • Potential barriers for disabled people: specific and general barriers for active and meaningful engagement in the arts and cultural sector and strategies for overcoming them. 

  • Good practice: examples and guidance to develop this and identify areas for improvement at an individual, organisational and sector level. 

  • Action planning: collaboratively creating some tangible, action-based outcomes based on collective agreed terms and aspirations. 

Our approach is based solidly in our own experience of creative practice and delivery, for example our highly successful Arts Connect programme. Training is structured to be varied, enjoyable and challenging, creating a safe space for group working, learning and shared experience, drawing on the knowledge in the room.  

"The workshop was well structured, with freedom to talk and permission to explore"


“I most enjoyed discussing and clarifying how to approach visitors with accessible needs”  


Previous clients include: 

National Trust, HOME, Liverpool Biennial, Worthing Theatres, The Depot Cinema, Charleston House, Super Slow Way.

To find out more about our Disability Awareness Training and to discuss details of how to book please email julia@cultureshift.org.uk