Accessibility Training

many tools in chaotic order - paper, phone, post its, pencil, paperclipsIt is important for teaching and support staff to understand how to develop their teaching materials to ensure they are accessible to all of their learners, regardless of what disabilities they may have. Not only is this the law, but these considerations will make the teaching more accessible to everyone. For example, although closed captions were originally implemented to help people with hearing impairments, they are now used universally to enable everyone to watch videos in situations where sound can’t be played – such as waiting rooms, bars and receptions.

Inclusive Web can provide online training, as well as delivering face to face courses, to help your staff understand how to develop their teaching to suit all learners. Fortunately, there are some simple principles that can be followed to make this easier.

The Inclusive Teaching Practices training will enable your staff to:

  • Describe the main types of disability and how they can create barriers to learning.
  • Distinguish the social model of disability from the medical model.
  • Explain how accessible learning environments can benefit everybody.
  • Consider how teachers can communicate so everyone is included and not disadvantaged.
  • Demonstrate how teachers can contribute to creating a more accessible learning environment.
  • Design more accessible learning environments and content.