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Changing Minds, Changing Practices

Posted Date: 20 July 2010

Changing Minds, Changing Practices is a learning intervention programme focusing on the provision and delivery of services by organisations and institutions in Irish society to people with impairment. The programme moves away from traditional learning approaches which focus on compliance training. The process is actively participative, providing an opportunity for participants to employ creativity, imagination and agency in the creation of new equality agendas and commitments in the workplace. The manual and training programme comes directly from the seminal research work carried out by the Kildare County Council Librarian Breda Gleeson, and is centered on how an organisation might address its thinking, attitudes and practices in order to enhance access to services for people with disability. The ultimate goal of the Changing Minds, Changing Practices programme is the promotion of a better understanding of the diverse needs of individuals in society and the entitlement of equality of access for all. Changing Minds, Changing Practices has been adopted by the Local Government Management Services board as a template nationally.

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