About Ability Focus


What is Ability Focus?


At Ability Focus we are disability inclusion specialists, drawing on over seventeen years' experience in the recruitment, disability employment and training sectors. Ability Focus was established with a view to addressing the knowledge gap around disability which currently exists in Ireland.

We offer a contemporary approach to disability awareness, delivering Ireland's only Live Online Disability Awareness Training Programme which is CPD accredited and has received professional body endorsement.

We also offer support and advice for businesses around all aspects of disability inclusion, including reasonable accommodation advice and assistance with recruitment campaigns to ensure fully inclusive hiring practices.

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We provide disability awareness training, recruitment assistance and reasonable accommodation advice for:

• Organisations with front line staff who deal with the public on a daily basis.
• Organisations who have staff members with a disability.
• Organisations who have staff members who have recently acquired a disability.
• Human resource and talent acquisition teams.
• Line managers.
• Recruitment agencies.
• Public service bodies.
• Access Officers and Disability Liaison Officers.


Stephen Kelly is Managing Director & Founder of Ability Focus


Stephen is the Managing Director of Ability Focus and an experienced Disability Inclusion Specialist, drawing on over seventeen years' experience in the recruitment, training and supported employment sectors.

Prior to establishing Ability Focus, Stephen initially worked as a Legal Recruitment Consultant for a number of years before switching careers in 2008 to work for EmployAbility Service. EmployAbility Service is Ireland's national supported employment provider for people with disabilities. Stephen worked for almost 10 years in the Kerry and Dublin North offices as Disability Employment Facilitator and Company Coordinator. Most recently he worked with North Leinster Citizen's Information Service as part of the Regional Management Team.

Stephen's private sector experience combined with over fourteen years working in training and disability employment ensures a comprehensive understanding of disability employment supports. This experience combined with his awareness of the disability knowledge gap was the driving force behind setting up Ability Focus. Stephen has advised multinational organisations and large public bodies in best practice disability inclusion, trained Government representatives and delivers disability awareness training to individuals and organisations throughout Ireland on a weekly basis.

Stephen has a BA. Degree in Law & Economics and an LL.B. Postgraduate Degree in Law from NUI Galway. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations & Event Management from The Fitzwilliam Institute and has a QQI Level 6 Qualification in Disability Awareness. He is both a CPD Accredited and QQI Certified Trainer and is a registered member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD).

Contact Stephen at stephen@abilityfocus.ie or call (01) 699 1150 | (087) 417 0652.


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