How to run accessible, inclusive hybrid events using Zoom, Teams and more

Train all your staff to ensure inclusion is at the heart of all your events, using Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other digital platforms

Why you should attend

Book your team onto this course, which will cover visual, hearing, interaction and comprehension related barriers within workplace events, and how you can identify and remove them in online (Zoom and Teams), hybrid and in-person events to enable everyone to participate fully. 

Participants will learn about each stage of delivering a successful event:

  • Design and planning
  • Format and context considerations
  • Chairing and management
  • Follow up and feedback

Who is this training for?

  • Everybody!
  • Event managers
  • Learning and Development teams
  • Diversity and inclusion leaders
  • HR Directors, line managers and anyone organising meetings and events
  • We also encourage people participating in events to attend, to raise awareness of potential barriers they could be creating or facing.

Level of training: Suitable for all roles, including events and training professionals, leaders and managers.

Book now:

Contact us for in-house training 

Use this form if you'd like to book this great value training course for your team of 8 or more people, at a date and time you choose.

The fields marked with an asterisk symbol (*) are mandatory.

Book an online place for Thursday 30 May 2024

Book online for up to 8 individuals from your organisation or contact us about in-house group training for larger teams.

13:00 - 15:00 BST

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.

Attendees of the live training session will receive a Certificate of Attendance to add to their professional development training portfolio.

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. 

Book your training bundle

Buy on demand 

Attendees of the live training will receive a recording of the course. If you are not attending the live training you can buy an existing recording of the course on demand.

Please note, this recording is from when the course focused on meetings and events, whereas the upcoming course is event-focused only:

Course overview

  • How to plan and deliver inclusive accessible events on Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other digital platforms
  • Best practices for in-person and hybrid events
  • The importance of creating conditions in events so that all can participate fully regardless of disability, location and method of joining the session
  • How to identify gaps in your own process and understand tech powered solutions that can help, using AbilityNet's employee inclusion journey gap analysis techniques
  • Using interactive and practical tasks, and real-life case studies and employee feedback, the course articulates the business benefits of running inclusive, accessible meetings and how technology can help achieve this.

What you will learn

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

  • Describe the dos and don’ts of inclusive, accessible events. 
  • Understand the unintentional barriers we can create in hybrid or in-person sessions that impact on participants living with disabilities and impairments.
  • Zone in on areas for improvement in your current processes.
  • Harness the power of technology in enabling inclusive, accessible events.
  • Implement immediate changes to help you engage the widest audience. 
"Really brilliant session. Made me rethink my practice and go away buzzing with ideas."

"Many thanks, really useful session"

Meet your trainer - 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 through the levels of the team 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 multiple 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 deco events that showcase free and low cost apps to help in education

Adam Tweed

Adam Tweed

Adam is a Senior Workplace and Education Consultant at AbilityNet. Adam has a BA in Film Studies, a BSc in Psychology and a career in IT in both the commercial and education sectors as well as also working as an assistant psychologist. A self-described jack-of-all-trades, Adam is a lover of all things tech and fascinated by design and how it dictates how well (or badly) people engage with technology. He believes that technology should be intuitive and that "if you can break it, it's been designed badly. 

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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Date and time

Valuable for all-staff training, this course will embed accessibility and inclusion best practices across your organisation. Contact us to book a great value group training course at a time that suits you.

You can also book an individual place on a future online course:

Thursday 30 May 2024
13:00 to 15:00 BST



Online via Zoom


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

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