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Welcome to Employers for Disability NI


Twitter: @EFDNI

Arts Council Staff know the benefits of being Disability Positive

Congratulations to Matthew Hendry, Claire Kilpatrick, Ashleigh Lilley, Nick Livington, Suzanne Lyle, Maria McAlister, Lorraine McDowell, Siobhan McDowell, Ciaran Scullion, Damian Smyth, Graeme Stevenson, Geoffrey Troughton, Deborah Young and K Bartleyon on achieving Disability Positive Accreditation following the recent Disability Positive Seminar. 


While this seminar raises good disability practice awareness, the main focus is on practice underpinned by a good disability positive attitude.  Being positive, welcoming, willing to assist and using your disability good practice knowledge together with direction from your disabled colleague or customer results in appropriate and better solutions for all.  All these individuals have shown a great attitude towards disability and the Arts Council should be proud of them!

Member Accreditation achieved by 11 Members

Our member representatives who received Member Accreditation with our Chair, Catherine Christy (centre)- more images/info


From left: Dr Michael Wardlow - Equality Commission for NI, Lorna Parsons - LGSC (event sponsor), Dr Stephen Farry MLA - Minister for Employment and Learning, Catherine Christy - Chair EFDNI and HR Manager, Belfast City Council

Photo below left: Legal Advsor to EFDNI, Dan Fitzpatrick, Partner, Comerton and Hill Solicitors, who verified the accreditation process, with Dr Stephen Farry MLA and Catherine Christy


                                            Tony Earley retires as Board Member after 24 years of service

EFDNI Annual Activity Summary 2015

News Articles:

    • Disabled student settles case against college - read
    • Leaflet on assistance with air travel for disabled people - read
    • Hearing Matters report predicts one in five will have hearing loss by 2035 - read
    • Welcome to new member, Arts and Disability Forum.
    • Autism Employer Guidance Booklet Launched  - view
    • Disability Case Settlement: PSNI settles case involving disability-related absence - details
    • More news and articles - read

Recent Events:

Showcasing Disability Event: supported by Local Government Staff Commission for NI

Visual Awareness Training: Thanks to the RNIB for delivering an excellent session and to the Equality Commission NI for hosting.

Disability Cases and Settlements - read

EFDNI Member Organisations - good practice examples

Jobs Bulletin Board: view

Popular services - read

Do you have a disability? Our members would value your feedback: more information

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Contact EFDNI: here

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