MPs’ Guide to Accessibility for Disabled Constituents

Dates to be confirmed

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Online event

Audience:

MPs

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About the course

Are you unsure of how to use basic accessibility tools to reach your disabled constituents? We're happy to answer any questions and outline practical steps you can take to make a difference.
Join us for our Guide to Accessibility, a comprehensive training session on how to make sure that all of your communications and events are as inclusive as possible.

This course will cover

• Definitions and ways to think about disability

• How to implement alt-text, subtitles, and easy read features

• How to reach disabled non-internet users

• How to make in-person interactions and events more inclusive to disabled people

Our expert trainer(s)

Helping Westminster Skills Centre with the delivery of the session, we have an expert trainer from Disability Rights UK.

Kamran Mallick, Disability Rights UK

Kamran Mallick is the Chief Executive at Disability Rights UK. Formerly, he was the Chief Executive at Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 13 years. Kamran serves on the boards of Lyric Hammersmith, Wheels for Welling, and Lloyds Bank Foundation. Kamran was included in the top 10 of the Shaw Trust's Powerlist 100 - Most influential disabled people.

Who this course is for

This course is open to MPs from any political party. We will also run a 'Parliamentary Staffers' Guide to Accessibility for Disabled Constituents', which may be more suitable for staffers. This will cover similar subject matter, but will be more in-depth, to ensure MPs and their staffers understand how best to engage with disabled people, can achieve full accessibility in all their output, and have the space to plan and experiment with the necessary measures such as technology.

The Scheme of MPs' Business Costs and Expenses recognises courses for parliamentary staff that concentrate on parliamentary work as a 'claimable cost' which can be reclaimed from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

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