Online seminars on accessible engagement and communication with people with disability

7 photos in different-sized circles: 1. 4 people in business attire sitting at a conference table, smiling. One is in a wheelchair. 2. A woman using sign language. 3. A woman sitting in front of a laptop, wearing headphones. She holds up a clipboard facing the computer screen and points to colourful charts on it. 4. A woman in a wheelchair holds up a laptop in front of a man beside her. The woman smiles at the man and the man is pointing at the screen. 5. 2 people sitting and 1 standing in a room with a whiteboard and a desk. All are looking at each other and using sign language. 6. Close up of a woman in business attire, wearing a headset. 7. 4 people, each in front of a different background. 3 are smiling and 1 is using sign language.
Capacity building
Client:
Department of Social Services
Overview

The seminars were targeted for people at all levels of the Australian public service, as well as people working in fields relating to disability, public communication and community engagement. 494 people attended the first webinar, on communication, and 285 attended the second, on engagement.

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The Department of Social Services engaged The Social Deck to design and deliver two online seminars on accessible engagement and communication with people with disability.

The seminars were targeted for people at all levels of the Australian public service, as well as people working in fields relating to disability, public communication and community engagement. 494 people attended the first webinar, on communication, and 285 attended the second, on engagement.

The seminars featured expert speakers with diverse professional and lived experience of disability and the intersections of disability and First Nations communities:

The seminars included:

The seminars were recorded and shared online in an accessible video format, and attendees received curated links to key resources to further support their accessible practice. Access the seminar on Accessible communication with people with disability here and access the seminar of Accessible engagement with people with disability here.

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Fantastic experience, professional and well-managed. The event was chock-a-block full of useful information and made me excited to think that we can make our events more accessible and it doesn't have to be too hard. Thanks for empowering us to start to better understand things from the perspective of people with disability, and to start to see how we can bring solutions forward. Excellent seminar!!!!
– Attendee, Accessible engagement with people with disability