Pride's Accessibility Team offers a two-hour training session to educate people about accessibility and people who live with disabilities. While some content is specific to the Pride festival, the majority of the information would be useful to any individual looking to further their knowledge in this area.
Our highly interactive trainings encourage individuals to ask the uncomfortable questions most people have that unfortunately often go unanswered. Using personal anecdotes, practical examples and humor, we will help demystify disability and strip away the uncertainty people experience when encountering a person with a disability.
Specifically, we will cover:
✔ Disability etiquette – how to interact with a person with a disability
✔ People-first language – how to refer to a person with a disability, including what words to use and what words to avoid
✔ Methods for communicating with a person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing
✔ American Sign Language basics
✔ Guiding a person with a sight impairment
✔ How to give directions to a person with a sight impairment
✔ Fundamentals of understanding people with cognitive disabilities and people with psychological disabilities
✔ Guidelines related to people who use wheelchairs
✔ Overview of what accessibility services Pride offers
✔ Responsibilities and limitations as a Pride accessibility volunteer
All Pride's Accessibility Awareness Training is free and open to the public as space permits. The two-hour sessions are held at the San Diego Pride, located at 3620 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104. If you are interested, please email the Accessibility Coordinator at [email protected] to register.
The current training schedule is as follows:
June 7 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
June 11 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
June 28 from 1:00pm -3:00pm
July 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
July 13 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Should you require a reasonable accommodations to participate in one of our training sessions, please notify the Accessibility Coordinator one week prior to the session you are interested in attending by email [email protected] with your needs. We will do our best to meet them.