Pride's Accessibility Team offers a two hour training session to educate people about accessibility and people 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 or who is hard of hearing
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
If you are interested, please email [email protected] to find out how you can attend.