Staff training workshops on everyday accessibility solutions, and freelance Access Officer services, for arts, leisure and community venues
“I couldn’t recommend Trish Hodson more highly. [She created] a programme that flowed well, filled with detailed information delivered in a calm and welcoming manner. The workbook… supported the training perfectly and thanks to Trish, the Access agenda is moving in the right direction for the Singapore Arts Industry.” Paul Adams, Learning and Engagement Manager, Singapore Repertory Theatre
One-stop foundation course
These workshops and additional services focus on an embedded approach to accessibility across all departments within your organisation, helping you achieve great customer service. They will help your staff understand a range of access requirements, empowering them to meet them with confidence. Included are lots of low- or no-cost ideas that can be implemented straight away, and longer-term suggestions that you can develop over time – and all relevant to the realities of your workplace.
“Engaging, informative and relevant workshop that has made me feel empowered to improve and share the knowledge at my venue. Thank you so much!” Workshop participant
What’s on offer
There are two workshops: a&im 1: Accessibility in Mind – a comprehensive one day workshop in awareness, inclusivity and everyday accessibility solutions for your organisation, a&im 2: Assisted Performances – a half day workshop, exploring all aspects of the set-up and successful delivery of accessible events.
I can also provide freelance Access Officer services, such as Accessibility Guide writing, Access information copy for your websites and social media platforms, a venue walk-round assessment, and one-to-one surgery hours.
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Trish for over 20 years. Her experience of access and inclusion is vast, covering a huge range of disabilities and needs. She’s passionate, committed and a true Access Champion, delivering a service that is second to none. Experience cannot be bought and Trish has it in spades! Book her: you won’t be disappointed.” Paul Whittaker OBE, creator of Songs in BSL
How it works
Training is delivered by Trish Hodson, who has 23 years of experience as an Access Officer developing accessibility for a theatre venue and UK-wide theatre company. A passionate advocate for access for all, during her career Trish and her team won Bronze awards from Visit England and South West Tourism for their work in access provision, and a Gold award from Bristol Tourism.
Jenny, a theatre-goer with a visual impairment, says: “It’s so important to a disabled person to be treated as another human being and being able to interact with others in the same way as they can. It was certainly due to Trish and her awareness and hard work for Access that has done this for me.”
For all enquiries and more details please contact us.
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