How to build a disability inclusive workplace << FREE

AbilityNet employee inclusion journey gap analysis taster

Why you should attend:

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

Who will benefit from this training?

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

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

Level of training: Introductory. No prior knowledge is required but more experienced practitioners will also benefit. 

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

This particular 'How to build a disability inclusive workplace' is free to all, but we have a range of other training courses that you can buy.
To help you get even better value in the year ahead, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2024 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


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Book Now: Thursday 11 July 2024

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.

If you're looking for training for more than 8 people on a single course, please contact us about our great value in-house training options.

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Course Overview

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?

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. 

Looking for a 'deeper dive' into ensuring your recruitment, induction and diversity practices are accessible?  

Discover the range of online courses AbilityNet has to offer to help you build a truly accessible workplace, including our 'Inclusive onboarding and induction', 'Inclusive accessible career support' and 'Inclusive collaboration and teamwork' courses.

Discover our Workplace accessibility training today

 

What you will learn

  • The moral, legal and business case for disability inclusion at work
  • How to 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.
  • The barriers that you may encounter when planning and implementing change and improvements in this area
  • Ways to embed change in a lasting and positive way
     
"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
"The disability inclusive workplace training offers a fun and simple method to explore inclusive employment throughout an employee’s journey at work and is a really good place to start for any workplace that is considering taking steps towards becoming an inclusive workplace." - Lisa Neal, Milton Keynes City Council 
"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 trainers 

Lizi Green

Lizi Green

Lizi is a philosophy graduate and is AbilityNet's Digital Inclusion Consultant. She started working at AbilityNet in 2016 and over the years she has worked her way up and is now responsible for delivering and developing workplace inclusion services to a range of clients across all sectors. Lizi has worked as an administration manager which gave her valuable experience in leading multiple teams across the organisation.  

She is passionate about assistive technology being widely available and easily accessible. As part of her role she runs tech demo events that showcase free- and low-cost apps to help in education.

Adam Tweed

Adam Tweed, smiling at camera

Adam is AbilityNet's Innovation Consultant – Education & Workplace. With a BA in Film Studies, a BSc in Psychology and a career in IT in both the commercial and education sectors, Adam is a self-described jack-of-all-trades. He is a lover of all things tech and the idea of technology as an a seamless enhancement to ways of living and working that enables convenience, independence and a better quality of life. 

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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Date and time

Click on the date below to book your place for a future course:

Thursday 11 July 2024
13:00 to 14:30 BST

 

Location

Online via Zoom

Accessibility

  • Delivered with live captions
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript

More information
Got any questions? Email us: training@abilitynet.org.uk

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