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Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

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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  • 13:00 - 14:30pm BST
  • Thursday 14th July 2022

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

We plan to release tickets for this event over time to ensure everyone has a fair chance of attending - so please join the waiting list even if the event appears to be sold-out.

If the date for this training has now passed, you can join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

If you have any questions please email training@abilitynet.org.uk

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Creating a working environment that is inclusive by design is a game changer. According to a report by McKinsey and Company, diverse teams outperform uniform teams by 38%.

Also from a talent attraction perspective, according to a survey by Glassdoor, more than 3 in 4 people said a diverse workforce was an important factor when choosing an employer.

80% of disabled people acquire their disability during their working life, so building in accessibility and disability inclusion is a must-do for every organisation to enable their team to perform at its best. 

But how do you know where you are now and what you need to do to progress?

In this session we will:

  • Talk about the moral, legal and business case for disability inclusion at work
  • Reflect on each step of the disabled employee journey and consider how the culture currently feels in your organisations and the impact this could be having on teams.
  • Talk about the barriers that you may encounter when planning and implementing change and improvements in this area
  • Discuss ways to embed change in a lasting and positive way

Whether you are just beginning your equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) journey or are an experienced practitioner, this course will be useful in assessing the current experience for disabled people in your organisation. You will learn how to identify ways to improve this and open up your working environment further to the widest possible audience. 

Learning objectives

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

  • recognise the advantages of proactively designing inclusivity into your working practices
  • describe where your organisation currently sits on our disability inclusion gap analysis scale overall and at each stage in the employee lifecycle
  • identify barriers that could stand in the way of implementing cultural change and how technology can act as an enabler
  • make a plan to move forward

Level of training

Introductory. No prior knowledge required but more experienced practitioners will also benefit. 

Who is this training for? 

This training is suitable for anyone interested in building high performing teams, EDI and disability inclusion.

  • HR professionals
  • Hiring managers
  • People managers
  • IT support teams
  • Event planners
  • Trainers

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

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility: 

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

  • 97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
     
  • Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What previous attendees say

"Thoroughly enjoying the latest AbilityNet Introduction to Digital Accessibility session being hosted by Jessica Cahill. Fantastic simple explanations to high level WCAG standards and very well presented. It’s a MUST see on the replay." - Chris Holloway, PwC
"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”


Meet your trainer

Amy Low

Amy Low

Amy Low is Service Delivery Director at AbilityNet, and heads up our workplace, education and free services teams. Having spent 15 years working in a variety of leadership and transformation roles within serviced property and IT services, Amy joined AbilityNet in 2016, drawn by the opportunity to leverage technology to remove barriers to participation for disabled people and create a better digital experience for everyone. She works with a wide range of institutions and organisations providing services and support to ensure their digital practices are meeting the needs of the widest audience.