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Scope accessibility training services

Our accessibility and inclusion training offer

We offer 4 different training options to support businesses with accessibility and inclusion:

  • Social model training
  • 1-hour accessibility introduction
  • 1-day content accessibility training
  • 2-day bespoke accessibility training

Social model training

The social model of disability is a way of viewing the world, developed by disabled people. It says people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or condition.

Our social model training helps colleagues understand the model and help them to:

  • Understand the parts of the Equality Act that are important to disability equality
  • Recognise the built, digital and societal barriers that disabled people experience
  • Understand reasonable adjustments
  • Feel more confident to work with, manage, and meet the needs of disabled colleagues and customers

This is a fun, 2.5 hour workshop. It includes:

  • Introduction to the social model and why Scope supports the social model
  • A brief look at disability rights and legislation
  • Understanding both the medical model and the social model of disability
  • Personal stories about the social model changing our way of thinking
  • Examples of physical, attitudinal and online barriers
  • Discussions around the challenges faced by disabled people when engaging with businesses
  • Inclusive language and interacting with disabled people
  • Interactive polling questions
  • Ask me anything session

Delivered by: Elisabeth Ward and Sally Hooper

Email us at [email protected] to arrange this training.

1-hour accessibility introduction

We can run a 1-hour masterclass for your organisation, training multiple teams at once. This will help with organisation-wide awareness of disability and accessibility.

The class covers:

  • Introduction to disability, lived experiences and the social model
  • Why accessibility is important to your organisation and the cost of losing disabled customers
  • The importance of researching and testing with disabled people
  • The basics of content accessibility

It will give attendees a base knowledge of how to make their work more accessible.

The masterclass involves as many people as you want at every level. This means you can start prioritising accessibility for all colleagues, clients, and customers. Not just training employees working in digital services.

Delivered by: Elisabeth Ward

Email us at [email protected] to arrange this training.

Full day content accessibility training

This is a full day of training course on creating accessible content. Our accessibility specialist will cover:

  • why accessibility is important and the benefits
  • the social model of disability
  • the 4 core principles of accessibility
  • why researching and testing with disabled people is important
  • plain English and writing accessible content
  • accessible headings and structure
  • accessible colours, fonts, and links
  • PDF, image, graph, and video accessibility

After the session, we will give you a content accessibility resources toolkit. This has links to further guidance. You’ll also have access to the training materials.

Delivered by: Elisabeth Ward

How to sign up

We have regular sessions running for individuals. Sign up on the training event page.

If you want to train your whole team or multiple people in your organisation, contact us to set up a session. There must be 8 to 10 attendees for us to run an extra training day.

Email us at [email protected]

We do also offer bespoke 2-day accessibility training for businesses. This offers more comprehensive and tailored training for your team or department.

Bespoke 2-day accessibility training

We will work with your business to tailor accessibility training to your needs. This will help us give you the right support for your teams and their experience. It also lets us design the training around your industry. And use examples specific to your website.

We’ll take a deeper look at your webpages and support you to improve accessibility. Attendees will have the chance to work on the things they’ve learned together. With our guidance and experience for support.

Delivered by: Elisabeth Ward

Pre-training discovery

This will be a short meeting to find out what training support your organisation needs. We’ll talk to you about things like:

  • which teams will be attending and the type of job roles
  • your content creation processes
  • what accessibility experience attendees and other teams have
  • which content is the most helpful to the workshop, like webpages, pdfs, forms and so on
  • what equipment and software attendees can access.

This session will help us tailor the training.

Day 1: Accessibility basics: why, what and how

A full day of training on creating accessible content. We will tailor the examples and exercises to your organisation.

Day 1 includes:

  • why accessibility is important and the benefits
  • the social model of disability
  • the 4 core principles of accessibility
  • why researching and testing with disabled people is important
  • plain English and writing accessible content
  • accessible headings and structure
  • accessible colours, fonts, and links
  • PDF, image, graph, and video accessibility

Day 2: Content workshops and testing with assistive technology

We will review specific webpages, services, or documents. The day will be a mix of exercises and demonstrations, such as:

  • exercises to improve the accessibility of your content
  • pair writing and editing sessions to use practices from day 1 and work on your content
  • understanding the barriers people with different impairments may experience
  • learn about assistive technology and accessibility tools to review and test content

What’s included on this day will depend on each organisation’s needs.

Please email [email protected] to arrange this training or for any other training enquiries.