AbilityNet has created a series of free webinars for employers, HR professionals and employees to understand how technology can help disabled people in the workplace. These sessions are led by AbilityNet's workplace assessors and will focus on some of the most common problems they encounter in the workplace. They explain the reasonable adjustments that are recommended to meet the needs of the employee and ensure compliance with legal standards and best practice.
These are not technical sessions. They are designed to raise awareness amongst HR professionals and other non-technical staff of some of the issues that disabled people face in the workplace and some of the options which could meet their needs.
Building better understanding amongst key HR staff is an important way of ensuring that disabled people get the support they need to be effective in the workplace and encourage diversity, as well as reducing the risk of claims of discrimination.
How to book
Webinars are online events that are delivered through a website which you can view on any computer and many tablets. You don't need a video camera or any special equipment - just connect through the internet, follow the presentations on your screen and use headphones or speakers to listen to what's happening. You can also ask questions.
You can book by clicking on the links below. You can ask about accessibility requirements when you register and we will do our best to help you. If not the recorded versions are available to everyone who regsiters and feature captions.
- HR Update: Workstation ergonomics for a safer, more effective workplace.
Tue, Feb 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT
- HR Update: Dealing with RSI in the workplace
Wed, Mar 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT
- HR Update: Controlling your computer with your voice
Tue, Apr 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
- HR Update: How computers can help reduce stress at work
Tue, May 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
- HR Update: Dealing with visual impairment in the workplace
Tue, Jun 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
- HR Update: Dealing with hearing impairment in the workplace
Tue, Jul 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST
Need more help?
Call our helpline during office hours on 0800 269 545 - our friendly staff will help you with any questions about disability and technology.