Disability Awareness Training for the Animation Sector (Online)

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to partner with Animation Skillnet, Animation Ireland and Ability Focus to offer Disability Awareness Training for the Animation Sector.

The purpose of Disability Awareness training is to educate participants around core and non-core aspects of disability and disability related issues, thus giving greater confidence when it comes to representation in designing and developing film, TV, animation games and VFX.

This training aims to address myths and misconceptions that people may have around disability, focus on non-visual disabilities, appropriate language, types of disabilities, legislation, disability etiquette, discrimination and creating an inclusive society.

The programme is instructor led training and delivered via 4 x 1-hour live online sessions on an interactive basis.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Disability Awareness Training
  • Module 1:       Definition of disability
  • Module 2:       The seven categories of disability
  • Module 3:       Disability and Irish society
  • Module 4:       Legislation & reasonable accommodation
  • Module 5:       Communication
  • Module 6:       Creating an inclusive society

In August 2020, the Ability Focus ‘Live Online (Remote) Disability Awareness Training Programme received an Endorsement Award from the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) for ‘excellence, best practice and innovation’ in the field of Learning & Development. This is the first of its kind in Ireland to be awarded to a remote disability awareness training programme.


Tuesday 27th October             17:30 – 18:30

Thursday 29th October            17:30 – 18:30

Tuesday 3rd November           17:30 – 18:30

Thursday 5th November`        17:30 – 18:30

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at Heads of Departments, HR staff, Managers and Team Leaders, in the Animation, VFX and Games industries that are leading teams both on site/set and remotely.

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Tuesday 13th October 2020.

Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.