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In-person access auditing course

In-person access auditing course

About Access has been delivering training on how to carry out an access audit for nearly 20 years.

This two-day course looks at all aspects of what is involved in carrying out an Access Audit or Design Appraisal.

The training is generally delivered as an in-house course, meaning we come to you. All you need to provide is a suitable room, a surface to display projections and hopefully a projector – itself, but we can bring one if required. You also need to supply the delegates of course, and we do the rest.

During the course we look at the requirements of user groups and the problems presented by some buildings. We explore what an Access Audit and Design Appraisal entail, we examine the relevant legislation and we conduct a practical session. Throughout the course there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss any access-related issues.

A 180-page training manual is distributed to all delegates and includes bonus chapters with a resource list and a guide to accessibility terminology and phrases.

This course is very similar to our online course but with the added benefit of a practical session and a greater opportunity to have discussions as we go along.

Graham, an initially reluctant delegate on one course said:
“Do not be blinkered like myself. I found so much more to learn and was able to develop my own skills and more importantly address my lack of understanding of disability. What the course taught me is how much planning a disabled person has to undertake just to go to the shops I can’t believe it can take them so much more time to complete tasks which I had always considered straightforward. The course has totally changed my mindset 100 per cent (thank you!) because I will look at things differently for others.”

Below is a table showing the elements of the in-person training compared to the on-line course.

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Access auditor training comparison between in-person training and online.

 In personOn-line
How many people is the training for?Up to 121 person.
Discounts are available for groups.
Where is the training held?You provide the venue as we come to you.*Wherever you set up your computer. The training is delivered via the Podia training platform.
How long does the training last?2 daysApproximately 11 hours of video plus two Zoom meetings.
Training manual 1
Topics covered
Introduction and about me
Everyday obstacles
User needs
Problems with buildings
Access Audits
Accessible Environments
PracticalWe spend up to half a day looking at examples and discussing options plus a walk around the building where we are delivering the training.We look at some photographs with a view of possible options.
Supplementary resource list and extras – part of the training manual
Site note Prompts - part of the training manual
Zoom meetingsWe allow for 2 two Zoom meetings. One mid-way through the training at a point in the training to suit you. The second once you have completed the training. These Zoom meetings are an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any points. The timings of the meetings are to be mutually agreed.

* The training room must be an appropriate suitable size for the number of delegates. It should have a suitable screen for a projector to project on to. It is preferable if you can provide a projector, but we can bring ours if required. We will require notification at time the of booking.

1 The training manual is a pdf document of approximately 180 pages. It contains all the information on the screen including diagrams but not photographs.

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