Only about 45% of disabled adults are employed. The Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership aims to work with employers to convey the benefits of employing disabled people and increasing employers’ confidence, awareness and capacity to do so. As part of this, Lead Scotland is holding 10 free webinars about online accessibility for employers. Each 1 hour webinar will cover a different aspect of accessibility for websites, social media, online forms and emails so you can appeal to and support disabled employees. Our advice is in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These webinars will be suitable for people involved in their organisation’s online presence (website development, social media, email newsletters, etc.) but you definitely do not need to be an IT expert.
Plain English is a key weapon in the accessible arsenal, but one that is all too often overlooked. We’re going to be taking a look at what Plain English is, and how we can make sure our digital content is accessible using it. There will be some optional exercises to help reinforce the key learning concepts. Please bring a copy of 2 emails- one from you and one from your boss, preferably 8 lines +, which we'll use in the exercise. These will just be for you, no one else will see them.
We know that webinars can present accessibility challenges for some disabled people. We are committed to finding ways to overcome these challenges so everyone can participate within the webinars. Please tell us if you have any access requirements in the form below.