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 disability 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 and disability equality, delivering Ireland's only award-winning Live Online Disability Awareness Training Programme which is CPD accredited and has received professional body endorsement from the IITD. Our training facilitators are fully qualified and accredited and have vast experience working in the disability sector. We believe this experience is a key aspect to effective delivery of disability awareness training.

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

• Management and Senior Leadership Teams
• Human Resource Professionals & Talent Acquisition Teams
• Businesses with front line staff who deal with the public on a daily basis
• Organisations who have staff members with a disability
• Organisations with staff members who have recently acquired a disability
• Public service bodies
• Government Departments
• 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, disability 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 many years working in training and disability employment ensures a comprehensive understanding of disability in the workplace. Stephen has advised global brands, multinational organisations and large public bodies on disability inclusion, trained Government representatives and delivers disability awareness training to individuals and organisations throughout Ireland on a weekly basis. He regularly delivers seminars on disability inclusion in the workplace and is on a number of steering groups where he assists with the strategy and guidance of projects.

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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