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Accessibility Champions for training

Building an Inclusive Team: Empowering Your Accessibility Champions

In today’s diverse world, fostering an inclusive environment is crucial. Here at Visits Unlimited, we believe everyone who participates in our training becomes an Accessibility Champion in their own right.

Building Confidence and Expanding Awareness

Our training courses go beyond basic accessibility knowledge. We leverage the unique skills and experiences each participant brings to the table. Our goal is to empower them to confidently welcome all visitors. Through the programme, participants develop a deeper understanding of the needs of people from various backgrounds, disabilities, and cultures. This translates to a team well-equipped with empathy, competence, and a strong appreciation for accessibility in every aspect of life.

Champions for Equality and Equity

Promoting equality and equity for everyone is at the heart of our mission. Often, within each team, individuals emerge as passionate advocates for disability and inclusion. These individuals become your natural Accessibility Champions. They champion the cause of accessibility, taking the initiative to ensure everyone feels welcome and included. Here’s a glimpse into their key responsibilities:

  • Leading the Charge: Accessibility Champions spearhead the development of inclusive practices within their teams.
  • Positive Experiences: They focus on fostering positive, inclusive customer experiences for everyone.
  • Role Models of Inclusion: Through their actions and dedication, Accessibility Champions serve as role models for accessibility and inclusion within the organisation.

Tailored Training to Deepen Expertise

We recognise the importance of nurturing your Accessibility Champions’ leadership potential. That’s why we collaborate with you to deliver an additional, specialised training module designed specifically for them. This programme equips them with the knowledge and skills to spearhead accessibility efforts within your organisation. Key aspects of this training include:

  • Practical Strategies: Champions learn practical strategies to implement accessibility improvements within the organisation.
  • Empowering Others: The training equips them with tools to educate and motivate others to prioritise inclusivity in their daily practices.
  • Leadership Skills: We focus on developing their leadership skills to promote good practice around accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.

Recognition and Visibility

As a symbol of appreciation for their dedication, each Accessibility Champion receives a personalised certificate alongside our Visits Unlimited “Welcome” poster. These serve not only as a mark of achievement for the Champions but also as a visible reminder to everyone of the importance of accessibility within the organisation. The proudly displayed certificate and poster reinforce your commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, both visitors and staff.

Building a Culture of Inclusion

By fostering a network of trained and empowered Accessibility Champions within your team, you create a lasting impact that benefits not just your organisation but the entire community. Our tailored training programmes ensure a confident, knowledgeable, and proactive workforce dedicated to promoting positive, inclusive experiences for everyone.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you develop Accessibility Champions within your organisation and embark on a journey towards a more inclusive future.

For more information on Accessibility Champions see Visit Britain’s document here.