Disability Awareness Training - Removing visual barriers

Find out from disabled people with lived experience how technology can support employees with sight loss

Why you should attend

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the types of sight loss people experience
  • Understand through real life stories the unintentional barriers we can create that impact on colleagues or learners with sight loss
  • Understand the types of assistive technologies used to remove visual barriers
  • Gather advice and tips on how to remove barriers in your workplace or educational institution or avoid creating them in the first place

Who will benefit from this training?

Anyone wishing to be able to work in a disability inclusive way. Special interest to:

  • Diversity and inclusion leaders
  • HR Directors
  • Hiring managers
  • Line managers
  • IT (Information Technology) managers

Level of training: Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

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To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


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This course is part of our Disability Awareness Training Don't Disable Me series of courses focusing on the lived experiences of people facing visual, hearing, physical, mental health and neurodiversity barriers. 


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Course overview

This course is part of a series during which AbilityNet's workplace inclusion experts will provide a deep dive into the experiences of people of living with different disabilities and impairments.

Led by individuals with lived experience, we will share the common barriers that people encounter at work, in study and in day-to-day life, the kinds of assistive technologies and tools that people use to overcome these barriers and the steps that everyone can take to avoid creating barriers in the first place. 

Adi Latif (profiled below) is an accessibility and usability consultant at AbilityNet and lost his sight in his early teens. He will discuss his experiences growing up, at university and in the workplace and will provide a demonstration of the tech tools he uses. 

The course is interactive and practical. It includes real life stories to help articulate how employing the social model of disability at your workplace or education institution can lead to a working or learning environment that embraces and welcomes everyone and is inclusive by design. 

What you will learn 

  • Types of visual impairment and the associated digital, environmental, and cultural barriers.
  • Assistive technologies used and other tech tools that can help.
  • How to make sure your working or learning environment does not unintentionally exclude visually impaired people from participating fully. 
     
"I found the demo of the screen reader really useful - amazing to actually see/hear from someone who uses one rather than just reading about the theory of the tools which don't get the messages across for me as well as today's session did."

"Really agree with others - best online training session I have attended."

Meet your trainer - Adi Latif

Adi using mobile using screenreading software

Adi Latif is a Senior Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet. His work ranges from working on accessibility audits to checking the accessibility of a client's website and apps, and providing training on inclusive design.

Adi previously worked for Accenture, where he would help organisations to improve the efficiency of their business processes. Adi was also a professional snowboarder, and was a finalist in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 2020.

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience.

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Location

Online via Zoom

Accessibility

  • Delivered on Zoom using its automated captions feature
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript provided

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