Shape's Disability Equality Training is designed to provide arts organisations and professionals with the knowledge and tools required to help build a more diverse, equal and inclusive cultural sector for disabled people as artists, audiences and workers.

Delivered by in your workplace by expert trainers, our Disability Equality Training is suitable for people working at all levels, and is designed to keep participants engaged and stimulated, gaining insight in the processes into addressing access issues in a variety of areas, as tailored to your business needs. Use it as a stand alone exercise, or as part of a strategic move to becoming more diverse and inclusive. If you are an Arts Council England funded organisation, the Training can also support you in making your contribution to the Creative Case.

We work both nationally and internationally with professional disabled trainers who have particular expertise in areas such as venue assessments, disability equality, accessible marketing and events, employment, action planning, equality duties, website and online access, and the Equality Act 2010. 

Benefits of Training with Shape

  • Develop your audience and diversify your income
  • Tailor your own training and support package for your organisation
  • Gain and demonstrate confidence in addressing access issues
  • Learn from real-life case studies chosen for your training session
  • Achieve and demonstrate inclusive customer service excellence

Our Disability Equality Training courses include the following areas:

View our full training prospectus here.  


Training FAQs


Have a look here to see what our clients are saying about Shape Training. Much of our work is done in partnership with Nick Goss Consultancy Ltd (NGL). NGL trainers are ISO 9001 Quality Assured and CPD accredited.

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7424 7330 or [email protected]

For overseas organisations please contact us via [email protected] or visit www.shapearts.org.uk/international 
We gratefully acknowledge the support of City Bridge Trust for our access and training work in London, helping us make the capital a more inclusive and accessible place for disabled people.