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Lake District Calvert Trust Disability Awareness Training

This is a pilot event for a series of one day training courses to make you more comfortable and aware of the needs of visitors with disabilities.  The cost is only £10 for this pilot event and will cover the cost of a sandwich lunch and refreshments.  The training will cover the following topics.

Commercial aspect
Understand the commercial reasons to invest in accessible friendly facilities and equipment.

Which terminology to use when discussing disability and evaluate the suitability of others’ language.

Personal view of disability
Identify potential social barriers facing people with disabilities within modern society. Explore how social barriers may change over time.

Models of disability
Compare three models of disability and identify how each model can be useful in different situations.

Disabilities and their implications
Identify a number of common disabilities and predict what the implications of these disabilities may be in an outdoor environment. Identify key participant information and state appropriate ways to gain this information.

Accessing activity venues
Explore the appropriate level of support to promote the independence of participants.  Determine different types of terrain that support a wheelchair user and demonstrate techniques to guide a person with a visual impairment.

Communication and personal space
Evaluate different methods of communication and identify situations in which they can be used. Identify poor communication and how it can hinder positive learning outcomes and establishing relationships.

Barriers to participation
Identify barriers to participation that people with disabilities face when accessing outdoor activities. Evaluate your own practice and assess how it may affect inclusion of people with disabilities. Develop strategies and ideas for professional practice to reduce the barriers to participation.


How to book

There is a limit of 24 people on this training day so bookings are on a first come first served basis.  Since this is a pilot, the Lake District Calvert Trust will be taking your feedback to improve and develop this event.

Too book please click here.

If you have any queries please email Sam at stollerson@cumbriatourism.org

March 3
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
The Lake District Calvert Trust
Little Crosthwaite
Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4QD United Kingdom
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017687 72255
Cumbria Tourism
01539 822222

For more information on events

Contact Sam Tollerson on
01539 822222 or stollerson@cumbriatourism.org