Course Details:

Staffers' Guide to Accessibility for Disabled Constituents

Monday 14th June & Friday 18 June, 0930 -1200 

Audience: Parliamentary staffers, constituency staffers, local government

Do you know how to make your communications and events as inclusive as possible for your disabled constituents? Our extensive Guide to Accessibility will help you to understand how best to engage with disabled people; how to achieve full accessibility in all their output, and will give you the space to plan and experiment with the necessary measures such as technology. The session will from 0930- 1230 on the mornings of 14 June and 18 June and cover:


  • Definitions and approaches to disability

  • Simple online tools, including subtitles, alt-text and easy read features

  • How to make events, whether in-person or virtually more accessible

  • How to work with external organisations to implement the most sophisticated accessibility features

  • Which channels might be best to reach disabled constituents and target audiences within this demographic (i.e. younger deaf people may respond better to an SMS message than a sub-titled advert)

  • How to reach disabled non-internet users

Helping Westminster Skills Centre with the delivery of the session will be Disability Rights UK:

Kamran Mallick, Disability Rights UK

Kamran Mallick is the Chief Executive at Disability Rights UK. Formerly, he was the Chief Executive at Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 13 years. Kamran serves on the boards of Lyric Hammersmith, Wheels for Welling, and Lloyds Bank Foundation. Kamran was included in the top 10 of the Shaw Trusts Powerlist 100 - Most influential disabled people.​


Who this course is for:

This course is open to parliamentary staffers from any political party. 

The Scheme of MPs' Business Costs and Expenses recognises courses for parliamentary staff that concentrate on parliamentary work as a 'claimable cost' which can be reclaimed from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).