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New Forest Business Support Hour
7 December, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us for our weekly informal networking meeting – an opportunity to update each other on how our businesses are progressing, to meet new people and to ask each other questions in a relaxed setting.
Today, we welcome Michael Grimmitt to discuss The Language of Disability.
Language is an important part of Disability because language reflects the cultural assumptions and thinking of the society around us. Language is never purely descriptive – it shapes how we see each other, the value we place on different identities, and sometimes how we behave.
Michael is a Disability Inclusion Specialist by experience, who supports businesses to look at disability differently. Michael is a well-rounded practitioner with professional, academic and real-life experience of disability, who can balance inclusive strategic development with the practical implementation of measures that deliver change. Michael has successfully delivered training to businesses in varying sectors.
Rather than focusing on people’s health conditions or impairments, Michael clearly highlights the barriers that exclude disabled people from fully participating in our society, while understanding the nervousness many of us feel when talking about disability.
Michael will share personal insight and practical guidance about how businesses can help make necessary change for the better, removing barriers so disabled people are fully included within mainstream activities both personally and professionally. There will be time to ask Michael any questions around disability.
Support and advice is on hand with the opportunity to share good practice, experience and expertise with other New Forest businesses. We look forward to welcoming you online!
This is an online Zoom meeting and is free of charge with the sponsorship of New Forest District Council.
You do need to book by 1500 on the day. You will then receive an email before the meeting starts with the Zoom meeting ID and password to enable you to join the meeting online.