Facilitating access for people with disability workshop

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Designed for workers in any sector or industry, this three-hour advanced workshop provides a comprehensive understanding of how to be more supportive when communicating with and addressing barriers experienced people who are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing, blind or low vision, have a disability that affects mobility, or have an intellectual disability.

Delivered in partnership Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and Deaf Society/Deaf Services, this training course is suitable for people who have already participated in our Disability Awareness Workshop as it builds on knowledge and skills learnt from this workshop.

About this workshop

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the life experience of people who are d/Deaf, blind or low vision, have a disability that affects mobility, or have an intellectual disability.
  • Discover practical solutions for working more confidently with clients and customers with these disabilities.
  • Receive useful resources.
  • Learn from trainers with disability who are experts in disability rights, access and inclusion
  • Interact with our trainers as well as other participants, so you can ask questions and share knowledge.

1 in 5 Australians live with disability, making them a significant market segment for any organisation of business. By being confident about supporting people with disability, you and your team can help your business thrive.

Learn about

  • Identifying and mitigating barriers to access and inclusion in venues, workplaces and online
  • How to deliver inclusive and accessible services
  • Practical communication strategies

Duration

Half day (3 hours)

Suitable for

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Government agencies
  • Community service providers
  • Any organisation providing support or services to people with disability

Book a training session

Ready to get upskilled? Please email training@pwd.org.au or call us on 02 9370 3100.

About our training

For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering education and training to empower people with disability to take control of their own lives and to help workers in the broader community improve how they work with, provide services for and support people with disability.

The workshops and training activities we provide are developed and presented by people with disability and focus on providing information in a productive and engaging format that delivers a meaningful outcome for all participants.

  • Our workshops can be delivered face-to-face or provided online anywhere in Australia via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
  • Our workshops can be booked for any time during business hours.
  • The cost of our workshops varies depending on content, location, and number of participants. Please get in touch for a quote.
  • We have a minimum booking of 10 people and a maximum booking of 30 people for any session.
  • We can tailor our workshops or create bespoke training packages to meet the specific needs of any organisation. Please get in touch to find out more.

Why choose us?

  • We’re subject matter experts
    As Australia’s peak disability rights organisation with a proud 40-year history of advocating for people with disability, we have genuine understanding and extensive knowledge of disability-related issues.
  • We’re disability-led
    All our trainers are people with disability. It makes a world of difference.
  • We use a rights-based framework:
    All our training activities are developed from a rights-based perspective, ensuring workshop content aligns with all relevant disability rights, legislation and international conventions.  
  • We’re cost-effective
    We understand the budget constraints under which many organisations operate and ensure our prices are the most competitive in the market.

PWDA provided a safe environment for the students to engage through learning and discussion with effective feedback and redirection strategies to support knowledge and understanding surrounding respectful relationships for young people, identified risk factors and support mechanisms to provide strategies. The young people who attended were presented with creative activities at an age and stage appropriate level to engage them and build upon their existing knowledge base. A valuable program and exceptional delivery of information inclusive for all.

Bonita Stevens, Head Teacher Special Education, Dubbo College Senior Campus

Enquiries

If you have any questions about participating in one of our workshops or want to find out more about our training services, please email training@pwd.org.au or telephone 02 9370 3100.

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