Training Offerings

We recognize that increasing Disability Inclusion in the workplace often starts with education and raining awareness.

We offer training that supports and guides businesses proactively seeking opportunities to advance Disability Inclusion in the physical environment, employment and operations.

Disability Awareness for a Culture of Inclusion

A company’s employees are the face of the company. They are the company’s daily PR. They are one of the biggest influencing factors that can make a loyal customer or lose a customer. We offer a unique expertise to assist your teams in offering more inclusive customer service and finding creative and effective accommodation options that help you expand your employee pool, as well as retain your most valued asset – your employees!

Why Disability as Part of DEI: No Diversity without Disability

The Disability Community is the largest minority group in the country.  It is also the only minority group that any of us can become a member of at any time. 

Disability is a necessary component of a business’ DEI strategy in order to have a truly inclusive workplace, as well as ensure your product and services are inclusive to all your consumers and partners. 

This training explores why disability inclusion is good for business, and also just good business.  We will consider market studies, published research and examples of real business outcomes from increased disability inclusion efforts. This conversation will help build on your confidence to advocate for positive changes to policy, practices, products and environments that increase accessibility and inclusion for your workforce and clients.

With more than 26% of the US adult population identifying with a disability, we believe that there is no diversity without disability! Meaghan shares this as part of a Disrupt HR event in October 2022. 

Language is the Foundation of Disability Inclusion

This session will establish a foundation in a common language around disability that will increase individual and collective confidence in talking about disability related topics and elevate efforts to enhance disability inclusion in the workplace.  It will include a mix of presentation mediums and some experiential learning activities. As a result of our time together attendees will have a broadened perspective of disability and be positioned to develop strategies to advance disability inclusion within the organization and for customers served. 

Awareness, Language and Tools: The Foundations of Your Disability Inclusion Journey

In this session participants will engage in activities and conversation that help increase their awareness about a Disability inclusive workplace, appreciate the power of inclusive language, identify tools available and assess their role in moving their company DEI strategy to the next level with the inclusion of Disability as a key pillar.

A Culture of Inclusion: Supporting Whole Person Needs

The roles in our life have rarely been siloed, and the increased shift to remote or hybrid work that accompanied the pandemic has blurred those lines further.  The balancing act of managing your work responsibilities with your household’s, and finally your own needs can get complicated – and overwhelming.  

This session will peer into the intersectionality of the roles we hold in our lives and explore the ways we can support colleagues at all levels with being their authentic selves as part of a remote workforce and build empathy around, likely unknown, shared experiences.  

Integrating Disability into Your DEI Efforts

In this interactive session participants will engage in activities that help expand their understanding of the components of a Disability inclusive workforce, highlight the benefits for the company and community, and identify their role in moving their company DEI strategy to the next level with the inclusion of Disability as a key pillar.  Session includes an Ableist Language Resource guide.

Designing for Inclusion

To create environments and programs that are truly accessible for use by any and all, they must be designed using a lens that emphasizes the human experience (empathy) rather than limiting design decisions to the minimums regulated in ADA codes. This requires an understanding of the range of Disability categories, many of which are not addressed within ADA accessibility codes, as well as design principles that further inclusion in built environments and the programs or services provided within.

This training addresses true accessibility and inclusion in built environments by providing a comprehensive picture of disability categories, how decision making about the built environment can enhance or diminish the human experience and the responsibility of the design team to avoid design exclusion by integrating Universal Design and Inclusive Design Principles throughout their processes.  

Additional resources available: Disability Inclusion Rubric and Inclusion Policy Guide

Accessibility Through Inclusion

Obtaining true accessibility of services and environments requires daily operation from a place of inclusion. This requires understanding of disability, impairment, biases, language, design exclusion and the level to which we can effect change throughout our organizations.  

This training aims to improve understanding of disability and addresses the ways in which organizations can ensure accessibility of products, environments and services through implementation of organizational structures and supports grounded in inclusion and development of a culture of inclusion at all levels of operations.

Additional resources available: Disability Inclusion Rubric and Inclusion Policy Guide

Two-Part Training Series for supporting success in training and academic supports

Part 1: Universal Design for Learning Mindset

This session will introduce the 7 Principles and Universal Design and the 3 Principles of Universal Design of Learning (UDL).  We will consider the various applications of UDL and apply these concepts in the framework of the What, Why and How of learning for working with students and employment clients with different learning and information processing preferences.

Part 2: Task Analysis for Training and Academic Supports

This session will build on the importance of the application of UDL to academic and employment supports, with a focus on task analysis and its role in successful client outcomes.  Participants will gain a new perspective through participation in activities throughout the session. We will address how to use task analysis as a tool to identify barriers and potential solutions, and use this assessment to determine what supports or services a client needs to resolve that barrier and continue their pursuit of academic or vocational success.

Universal Design in Product Design

Training to R&D employees on the topic of Understanding Impairment and the Principles of Universal Design as it applies to product development.

Understanding and Supporting Our Sensory Systems

Learn the different categories of our sensory systems, experience how these senses impact our understanding of the space around us and the effects sensory interventions have on the body so we can meet our sensory needs.  Develop an understanding of how the right tools can aid in one’s ability to regulate their sensory needs for more successful daily interactions.

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Available for Lunch n Learns or presentations

  • Understanding Impairment is Good (for) Business
  • ADA Accessibility, Lawsuits and Protecting your Business
  • Considering the Human Experience in Space Design

Trainings can be delivered in person or virtually.

Contact us for your customized Training experience.