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Making equality work: Recruiting disabled people – Conference

Making equality work:  Recruiting disabled people


City Hall, Belfast

Wednesday 9 April 2014

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

 You are cordially invited to join us for a free interactive half day conference.

The morning event will feature discussion on positive action and the practical steps, you as an employer, can take for employing people with disabilities.  Participants will hear from Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion and founding member of AbilityNet; globally acclaimed as a leading expert in accessible technology, he will share excellent first-hand examples of the choices in technology provision for the employer of today and tomorrow.

Speakers from Belfast City Council and Premier Inn will share with the audience examples of best practice and practical steps on promoting positive action employment programmes for people with disabilities.  The morning will conclude with participation in a choice of one of four workshops designed to provide you with the opportunity to share and discuss, accessible on-line recruitment, mainstreaming recruitment and ion.

Workshop 1:       Positive action – Work experience and placements

                                      Wright Bus and Cookstown District Council will provide examples of positive action

Workshop 2:       Supported employment for people with Autism

                                      Project Able will share their workplace experiences


Workshop 3:       Support for all sectors from all sectors

                                      Dept for Employment & Learning and NI Union for Supported Employment will talk about the pre-employment and in-work support options for employers that are helping many people with disabilities to find and sustain a job.

Workshop 4:       On-line recruitment

                                      AbilityNet will cover technical issues around accessible on-line recruitment.

If you are interested in attending please register here.  If you would like assistance with registration, or would like to find out more, please contact Frances Nugent telephone 028 90 500 650.  Please note that this event is free of charge, so we advise early registration.  We are requesting that a maximum of two people attend from any one organisation to ensure a representative attendance.

Interactive half day conference in partnership with Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, Department for Employment and Learning,

Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Union for Supported Employment and Employers for Disability.