Free advice and information about computers and disability
AbilityNet's free accessibility webinars help make the web a more accessible place. Join our experts and their guests to talk about current issues and learn about key resources that can help your work. These events are free of charge and can be booked using the links below.
What every HR professional needs to know about disability and reasonable adjustments in the workplace
Employers have a legal requirement to take a pro-active approach to supporting staff and avoiding disability discrimination. However positive you are as an employer most disabled people do not disclose their disability at work because they fear discrimination - and many will have conditions or impairments which cannot be easily identified. Employers face costly legal action and tribunals if they get this wrong.
This is not a technical session but will be of interest to HR Directors and IT managers interested in how to support their staff:
- Current legal requirements for reasonable adjustments
- Common adjustments recommended by AbilityNet
- Building support systems that prevent discrimination.
The session will be delivered AbilityNet’s Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson and Kate Headley, Director of Consulting at The Clear Company. It will include an opportunity for questions.
How Barclays made the business case for accessibility
Why would a global bank put accessibility at the heart of its digital strategy? How does it relate to their marketing strategy? What does it have to do with the drive for better customer services or competitive advantage?
This webinar will take the form of an interview with Paul Smyth, Head of IT Accessibility at Barclays and will be of value to anyone trying to win the case for accessibility in their own organisation - and will be a wake up call for the business leaders and digital decision-makers who have yet to be convinced.
Hosted by Robin Christopherson and Mark Walker of AbilityNet.
Dealing with Dyslexia in the Workplace
It is estimated that million adults live with dyslexia in the UK, and as many as 4 million face daily challenges with reading or writing. This webinar marks Dyslexia Awareness Week and will provide information about some of the tips and techniques for dealing with dyslexia in the workplace. It will particularly focus on the hardware and software adjustments that can make computers much easier to use.
Dealing with Dyslexia in Education
This webinar marks Dyslexia Awareness Week and will provide information about some of the tips and techniques for dealing with dyslexia in education. It will particularly focus on the hardware and software adjustments that can make computers much easier to use. It will be of interest students with dyslexia as well as the Disability Advisers, family and friends who support them.
Digital Design for Dyslexia - websites, apps and more...
There are many ways that web designers, app developers and others involved in digital design can help people with dyslexia. This webinar will review some of the common issues people with dyslexia face in our digital world and present solutions that can be used in many different situations.
The session will be delivered AbilityNet¹s Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson. It will include an opportunity for questions.
We record our events and post the video online. We also post slides on Slideshare for public viewing. Because of the cost involved in captioning such long videos they are not always captioned, but we are always happy to share notes with anyone who need more information.
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