Accessibility Consultation and Disability Equality Training Accessibility Consultation and Disability Equality TrainingParagon is delighted to offer Accessibility Consultation and Disability Equality Training toorganisations that are keen to make positive changes to their spaces, festivals and events,improving access and removing any environmental, attitudinal and organisational barriers toparticipation, for audiences and performing artists.We have trained arts and third sector organisations across the UK and internationally, includingin India, Italy and Mexico, and have become renowned as leaders in the field of Equalities,Diversity and Inclusion.Accessibility Consultation GroupOur Accessibility Consultation Group was set up in response to the increasing demand from artsand third sector organisations, looking to Paragon for advice on how to make their spaces,events, activities, websites and processes more inclusive and accessible.The ACG is disabled-led and comprises artists with a wealth of knowledge and experience asaudience members and performers.Group members attend events, visit venues, meet with you and your team in person or onlineand write up recommendations.Sorcha PringleSorcha’s expertise is in visual impairment for both physical and digital experiences, sensoryprocessing issues, inclusive and disability rights based language, as well as Inclusive marketingand social media in general.Jodie TaylorJodie assesses the accessibility of buildings, including what it can take to get there,entering/exiting, automatic doors, reception, lifts, toilets, kitchens, office and venue spaces. Shealso advises on fire safety and evacuation procedures and has given presentations to largeaudiences on her experience as a disabled person.Kirsty BrownKirsty is passionate about addressing and reducing discrimination. She is keen to ensurephysical venues and spaces are accessible and that staff are trained in disability equality andknow how to interact with people who have additional support needs in a respectful andcompassionate manner.Caitlin CampbellCaitlin has recently been accepted to Strathclyde University to study a Masters (MEd) in Autism;she decided to apply for this Masters to solidify her academic knowledge on ASD and to helpher in achieving her goal to become an autism advocate. Caitlin really wants to be a voice forthose like her who are on the autism spectrum and make positive changes for those with livedexperience of autism.Lewis ShawLewis is passionate about improving event accessibility, particularly after attendingnumerous events that were inaccessible to blind people. As disability officer at theUniversity of Stirling, he has built up a strong track record for improving accessibility andinclusion for people with disabilities.Disability Equality TrainingParagon offers bespoke Disability Equality Training that is tailored to your organisation’s needs.Paragon’s DET is delivered by experienced Paragon staff and practitioners, including those withand without disabilities and covers the following areas:● Models of Disability● Language● Common misperceptions● Equalities Act 2010 (UK)● Access requirements● Understanding AutismIf there’s an area that’s not listed here that you would like to know more about, please do get intouch.Our aim is to ensure your staff feel confident in communicating with disabled people and thateveryone is able to experience and enjoy the services or activities you offer at an equal level.Email [email protected] to find out more about our consultation or training services- we’d be delighted to hear from you!