Free Workplace Webinar Series

AbilityNet is running a series of workplace webinars to help employers, HR professionals and other specialists support disabled people in the workplace. These short practical sessions explain the issues and potential solutions in a friendly jargon-free way, with plenty of time to ask your own questions and will be useful to anyone with an interest in helping disabled people in the workplace, including HR professionals, managers, occupational health professionals, colleagues, advisers, friends and IT staff.

If you are interested in any of these webinars but can’t make it during the session, a captioned video recording of each webinar will be shared in our Webinars On Demand section after the event, where you can already find videos of the previous webinars in the series, including sessions on RSI and workstation ergonomics, in addition to range of previous AbilityNet webinars. 

Upcoming Workplace Webinars

How to Control Your Computer With Your Voice, 1-2pm, Tuesday 14th April

Voice control for computers, tablets and smartphones is evolving at an amazing pace, from asking questions of Siri or Cortana to dictating emails and issuing commands.

This session will review current voice-recognition technologies, offering practical advice as to how they can be utilised. 

How Computers Can Help Reduce Stress At Work, 1-2pm, Tuesday 12th May

Many will feel that computers and the advent of the always-on culture is a significant cause of stress in the workplace - and a growing cause of absenteeism and long-term sickness. 

This session will explore strategies and techniques that can help employees use their computers to reduce stress and any associated mental health issues. 

Dealing With Visual Impairment In The Workplace, 1-2pm, Tuesday 9th June

Vision can be impaired in many ways and by many different conditions, including the effects of ageing. The pervasive use of computer monitors is also having a direct impact on people’s vision and can lead to expensive claims from staff.

This session will explore the impact of impaired vision in the workplace and identify the support that can be offered to address them.

Dealing With Hearing Impairment In The Workplace, 1-2pm, Tuesday 7th July

Action on Hearing Loss estimates that at least 800,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf, but this is a small proportion of the 10 million people with some form of hearing loss, of which it estimates that 3.7 million are of working age. 

This session will explore the impact of impaired hearing in the workplace and identify the support that can be offered to help employees. 


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