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).