Accessibility Awareness Training

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.