Staffers' Guide to Accessibility for Disabled Constituents

Dates to be confirmed

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Online event

Audience:

Parliamentary staffers

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Constituency staffers

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Local government

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About the course

Are you unsure of how to use basic accessibility tools to reach your disabled constituents? This comprehensive training session will ensure that all of your communications and events are as inclusive as possible.
Do you know how to make your communications and events as inclusive as possible for your disabled constituents? Our extensive Guide to Accessibility will help you to understand how best to engage with disabled people; how to achieve full accessibility in all their output, and will give you the space to plan and experiment with the necessary measures such as technology. The session will from 0930- 1230 on the mornings of 14 June and 18 June.

This course will cover

• Definitions and approaches to disability

• Simple online tools, including subtitles, alt-text and easy read features

• How to make events, whether in-person or virtually more accessible

• How to work with external organisations to implement the most sophisticated accessibility features

• Which channels might be best to reach disabled constituents and target audiences within this demographic (i.e. younger deaf people may respond better to an SMS message than a sub-titled advert)

• How to reach disabled non-internet users

Our expert trainer(s)

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

Kamran Mallick, DisabilityRights 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, Wheelsfor Welling, and Lloyds Bank Foundation. Kamran was included in the top 10 ofthe Shaw Trust's Powerlist 100 - Most influential disabled people.

Who this course is for

This course is open to MPs from any political party. 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 concentration parliamentary work as a 'claimable cost' which can be reclaimed from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

To be the first to know when the next course is taking place, or to organise a bespoke version of this for your organisation, email us at contact@westminsterskillscentre.com and we will be in touch.

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