Guidelines for Purchasers of Disability Equality Training (Ireland)


The Irish National Disability Authority (NDA) has developed these guidelines for purchasers of Disability Equality Training to assist organisations with the development of their Disability Equality Training programme.

This document complements the NDA’s recently developed Equality and Disability FETAC module, designed to provide recognition to learners.

The NDA does not provide or accredit Disability Equality Training. However, these Guidelines set out for purchasers what to look for in a trainer, how the trainer might work with the organisation and the broad content of disability equality training programmes.

Following the establishment of an organisational commitment to disability equality, staff training is only the first step in the process, but it is essential that all staff are afforded the opportunity to explore how their attitudes and organisational processes could be a barrier to people with disabilities.

The training will also allow staff to explore their roles and the roles of all stakeholders in creating a more accessible environment for all.