What is Webequality?
This site provides disability equality training in the form of a short interactive web-based course or "e-learning programme". This training is based on the Social Model of Disability, which argues that disability is as much a way that society treats people as a matter of any physical or mental conditions they may have.
What is Disability Equality Training?
There is plenty of formal and authoritative evidence that disabled people face massive discrimination in leading lives in which they can contribute and participate as equals in society. This particularly relates to finding and staying in work and to access to goods and services.
Such discrimination occurs knowingly or unknowingly every day, and is likely to be committed by all of us at some time. What can we do about it? We can gain a greater understanding of how our thoughts and actions may contribute to discrimination. We are then better able to tackle discrimination as it occurs.
Webequality aids that understanding. It is designed to make people aware of the kind of issues that arise about the way the law in the UK works, how to talk to and about disabled people and how to avoid making detrimental assumptions. You can read more about the online training and how it works.
We are currently still offering this programme free to disabled people not in paid employment and unpaid carers not in paid employment.
Please note: Webequality is an overview of how things work in the UK. It is not intended to provide authoritative legal advice about rights, discrimination, etc. If you need such guidance, please see a qualified legal professional.
How the site is structured
Our site has two parts:
- a public information area with news, views and details about us. It also lets you test your knowledge of disability equality issues with our free mini-quiz,
- a protected online disability equality training package, Webequality, which requires you to register first, before using. For more information, see how it works.
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What people have said about Webequality:
"I just completed your online disability equality training package and wanted to say that I am extremely impressed both with the content of the course and the layout and organisation of the website in general. It's one of the clearer and easiest to use that I have come across."
"I was very pleased with the course and have recommended it to other people."
"I think your website and the content is great! I wish there were more 'social modelers' out there. With sites like this maybe there will be."
"Great website - I enjoyed the quiz and am looking forward to learning more through the online training and to integrating this into our training programmes."
"A very good course, and I will be recommending it to all the organisations I work with!"