Duration: 1 day
From visitor attractions to hotels or local authorities to cruise ships or summer festivals, this core workshop provides an ideal introduction to understanding accessibility from the point of view of your customers and service users with access needs.
This includes people with hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility impairment and people with autism, learning difficulties or Dementia.
During the workshop you will develop an understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people, learn practical tips to help you improve your own accessibility and develop an action plan to enable you to put this into practice.
This is one of the Foundation workshops for our Accessibility Champion programme.
By the end of the workshop you will have:
- A greater understanding of accessibility in the U.K.
- An appreciation of the Equality Act and its implications for you
- A greater understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people
- Experienced some of these barriers for yourself
- Learned practical tips as to how these may be overcome
- Developed an action-pan to improve the accessibility of your venue or service
- Improved your confidence, skills and knowledge in welcoming disabled people
What do people say about this workshop?
“Excellent, informative and felt very comfortable and relaxed. Real insight into what can be a very difficult topic.”
“Fantastic course: engaging and inspiring! Brought accessibility to the forefront of our plans and made us all think about venue improvements that we would make. I would thoroughly recommend. Thank you.”
“Today’s course was thought-provoking to say the least. Hearing about accessibility issues from two people who have real insight was eye-opening, even humbling. I have no doubt that positive changes will be made as a result of what we have learned today.”
“It was a fantastic course. Absolutely loved it!”
“Two amazing women…”
(Jim Dixon, former ead of The Peak National Park”)
“I felt really at home with your style of delivery, particularly because you were talking from the heart and from your first-hand experience.”
“We covered a lot of material, and the time went by so fast, but I came away feeling better informed and better able to work with a wide range of people with all sorts of needs, backgrounds and special abilities.”
Access For All UK were part of the consortium which designed and delivered VIsitEngland’s award-winning Access For All training which was delivered to 56 businesses nationwide in 2015 including Chatsworth House, Merlin Attractions, Hilton Hotels, Selfridges and Crich Tramway Village to name just a few.
Our latest clients for this programme include the Lake District Estates, The National Trust Longshaw Estate, The National Trust Wellington Monument, The Peak National Park, VisitEngland Gold Award-winning Sandcastle Waterpark and the Trans-Pennine Trail.
What do people say about this workshop?
“I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Great, practical examples of how we can make the businesses more accessible. Thank you!”
“Thank you. Very positive and informative course. Lovely, passionate and knowledgeable presenters. Thought-provoking and loads to take away to action.”
“Didn’t realise there was so much to learn – we will put into practice in one of our new apartments. Had a thoroughly enjoyable day and came away with lots of knowledge.”
“Really enjoyable day, very informative. We will put into place as much as we can to make our venue accessible to all.”
“Informative, heartfelt, entertaining and humbling but most of all inspiring and motivational. Thank you.”
“Great experience, learned a lot: very touching stories about your lives. Thanks – and keep doing what you do.”
“Thank you so much for today – many useful and insightful and though-provoking moments. Both of you are truly amazing and inspiring. Thanks again for your time.”
“Very informative! I’m now more aware of difficulties for people accessing attractions and parks. Inspirational as presenters give accounts of what they have to cope with.”
“Very helpful information – I now have a better understanding of what is needed. Thank you.”
“A lovely style of presentation and thought-provoking scenarios adaptable to whatever part of our business we are responsible for.”
“I was really interested and humbled at how some families have to cope with life “
“I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Great, practical examples of how we can make the businesses more accessible. Thank you!” (anon)
“Keep up the good work – your visit was well worth the journey you made to Warwick!”
“It was great to see you again! It was a fantastic course and I really enjoyed your delivery and content”
“It was a really informative day and helped us realise that although we have made a great deal of progress already we also still have a lot to do.”