Promoting Accessibility

Promoting Accessibility
In this training we look at best practices in promoting accessibility

Course Outline

Building Accessible Spaces

  1. Building Accessible Spaces
  2. Improving Accessibility
  3. Ramps and Elevators
  4. Washrooms
  5. Studio and Office Layout
  6. Entrances and Exits
  7. Shelving units
  8. Emergency Procedures
  9. Case Study: The Missing Ramp at Canoe FM CKHA in Haliburton.

Technology and Tools

  1. Technology and Tools
  2. Assistive Devices and Software
  3. Website
  4. Modified phones
  5. Microphones
  6. Case Study: “DJ Squeaky Wheelz” Brings Humour to The Radio CJAM-FM in Windsor.

Fostering an Accessible Community

  1. Fostering an Accessible Community
  2. Community Recommendations
  3. Special Events
  4. Etiquette
  5. Case Study: Reducing Barriers at Access Live CFUV-FM in Victoria

Community Development

  1. Community Development
  2. Safe(r) Space
  3. Advocacy
  4. Who Can Help
  5. Pride in Disability
  6. Case Study: Integrating the Community with Thrift Store Music CFUV-FM in Victoria

Language and Inclusivity

  1. Language and Inclusivity
  2. Historical Context
  3. Language under Hate Speech
  4. Words to Avoid
  5. About Casual Speech
  6. Common Symbols
  7. Context and warnings
  8. Case Study: Curating Monthly News in The Avalanche CKUT-FM in Montreal

Inclusivity Training

  1. Inclusivity Training
  2. Basics of Anti-Oppression Training
  3. Prepare for training
  4. Calling Out vs Calling In
  5. Checking Privilege
  6. Case Study: Improving Technological Accessibility in the Studio CHRY-FM in Toronto

Maintaining Accessibility

  1. Maintaining Accessibility
  2. Case Study: Discussing Disability Issues on Handi-Link CJAM in Windsor.
  3. Case Study: Dry Humour and Irony Laid Bare on Pity Watch CFUV-FM in Victoria.

Additional Workplace Development Resources

  1. Additional Workplace Development Resources

About the Course

This training was developed from the disAbilities Handbook. 

About the Instructors

Luke Smith

Luke Smith, Director of Learning and Development (NCRA/ANREC)