Also known as: Disability access audit training, accessible audits, dda audits.
This is a course for trainers to teach to those who are looking to either become a DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) auditor or compliance officer, or for anyone in charge of their company’s disabilities and accessibility planning and management. This course will exist in providing understanding of the requirements of disability access, suitable ways to make acceptable changes and to understand the laws.
Making locations accessible for all user types is no only ethically right, but is also a legal requirement under the Disability Discrimination Act (UK) and related laws in other countries worldwide. This course provides a foundation for understanding the laws and for understanding ways to improve accessibility for disabled users.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
✔ Understand the legal requirements for providing accessible locations (these requirements do depend on the country in question and the training can be adapted accordingly. All slides are fully customisable!).
✔ Have an appreciation of different techniques for making improvements (many of which can be inexpensive and quite simple solutions). Understand the concept of ‘reasonable adjustments’.
✔ Learn how to complete a full DDA audit of any location.
✔ Appreciate the problems that disabled users can have in terms of accessibility..
✔ Understand general principles of inclusivity,
This course is trainer led but is one that engages with the participants, drawing on their experience and examples. With the set of 45 PowerPoint slides and course materials, a lot of information is provided by trainer (full tutor notes are included with each slide) and a number of examples given of DDA issues. Students can be asked before the course to spend 10 minutes to evaluate one location such as their workplace, to bring in ideas into the classroom to share their own findings.
✔ *Free DDA checklist included.
✔ 55 PowerPoint slide deck (includes tutor notes on each slide)
✔ 35 page Trainers workbook
✔ Course documents (including sign in sheet, course evaluation sheet, course outline, suggested reading list document)
✔ Tutors checklist
✔ Course certificate (printable to hand to participants)
Documents delivered using MS Word (doc and docx version both included), PDF ((in case you do not have Ms Word) and PowerPoint.