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Accessibility Core Competency

The fundamentals of accessibility lie in understanding the models of disability, knowledge on terminology and language within the disability sector, and having confidence in knowing the differences between impairment and disability. These are all covered in the course as well as detailed descriptions of the barriers that different people with disabilities face on a daily basis, from physical to digital barriers, all the way through to engaging with people with different disabilities.  Knowing the difference between universal design and accommodations is one of the last topics of the course and then it wraps up by touching on standards, laws and management strategies. Each of the chapters have custom illustrations, a reference list and additional reading materials, as well as videos of sections of the course to keep delegates engaged. Each chapter also has a series of questions at the end of the chapter to test the delegate’s understanding of the content. 

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𝗪𝗵𝗼: Anyone needing the core knowledge to get started in Universal Access for driving inclusion and diversity in their work or for further certifications in the field.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁: Baseline course for the fundamentals in accessibility, intended as the first step in progress on awareness and/or professional practice in Universal Access.

𝗛𝗼𝘄: Fully accessible online, self-paced course with workbooks, delivered in 5 parts.

𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁: $65 gets you lifetime access. Sign up early for a special price of $50, limited to the first 100 enrolments!

Why choose Inclusive Design for your accessibility journey?

  • Inclusive Design has partnered with a digital course provider to offer the course on an accessible platform, meaning the course and its content are accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Inclusive Design has a passion for accessibility and strives to be an effective driving force for universal design, to create positive and effective change in the world of accessibility, through teaching as many people as possible about the fundamentals of accessibility.

  • With over 15 years of experience in accessibility in the built environment and more than 25 years of experience in digital accessibility, the team at Inclusive Design are dedicated to creating change and fostering skills transfer.

Who should take the course?

  • Diversity and Inclusion officers as well as people working on company culture

  • Teams from Human Resources/Capital dealing with the employment of people

  • Architects and Engineers who design facilities for people to use

  • Students who understand how important diversity and inclusion are

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand and be able to identify the different theoretical models of disability

  • Have a basic understanding of the language and terminology used in the disability sector

  • Have gained some insight into the barriers that people with disabilities face in both the physical and digital realms on a daily basis

  • Know the difference between impairment and disability and understand the fundamentals of the Principles of Universal Design

Course content/topics covered:

  • Theoretical Models of Disability (Religious/Medical/Social/Charity/Economic/Social Identity/Functional/Biopyschosocial Models) and the International Classification of Functioning.

  • Different impairments (Mobility, Visual, Auditory, Deaf-blindness, Speech, Cognitive, Learning and Neurological, Psychological and Psychiatric as well as Multiple Impairments) and the barriers that different people could face, as well as various use case examples.

  • Disability Etiquette covers terminology to use when talking to or about people with disabilities as well as how to engage with people with mobility, visual, auditory, speech, cognitive, learning and neurological and psychological and psychiatric disabilities.

  • Individual Accommodation and Universal Design, the difference between the two, beneficiaries and tools for built environment accessibility and web accessibility.

  • The fundamentals in standards, laws and management strategies are covered, mainly through examples in different countries. United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the Marrakesh Treaty are covered in some detail.

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