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Disability Awareness

Having a disability is a natural part of life. It is not taboo. It is not something to be afraid of. People with disabilities are your friends, your neighbors, your business associates, and your co-workers. However, people with disabilities still face discrimination in everyday life. This is most often due to a lack of education!  AccessCheck is here to help! 

AccessCheck offers disability sensitivity and awareness trainings that can help you, your employees, and volunteers learn how to better communicate with people with disabilities. Our trainings will review disability history, etiquette, non-offensive language, and ADA regulation for accommodations. We'll offer tips on how to be more welcoming to and comfortable dealing with people with disabilities.

We offer the following training programs, and can create a customized training tailored for your specific concerns, timeframe, business, and budget:

Improving Access / ADA Regulations

For people without a physical disability, walking up a flight of stairs is practically second nature. But, imagine if you couldn't walk and had to use another method to get up the stairs. Not so easy is it? For people with sight, reading a bus schedule at a terminal is not a problem. But, imagine if you couldn't see the map of bus routes. How would you find the right connecting bus to get to your destination?

Disabilities come in all forms and not all are 'visible.' Use of an elevator, bathroom, hallway, seating area, etc. can be difficult to access for people with a variety of disabilities if not properly installed or designed.  AccessCheck offers trainings that cover common concerns with meeting the basic requirements of access for people with disabilities. Trainings will review common errors and omissions, and will give possible cost-effective practical ways to improve accessibility.  AccessCheck training will help you make your building more accessible and friendly to people with all kinds of disabilities.

Our trainings can be tailored to your specific timeframe, staffing, and capacity. Here is a list of the trainings we offer:

      ADA Overview

      Title I: Related to Employment

      Title II: Public Services

      Title III: Public Accommodations

Outdoor Areas and Recreation Accessibility

All people have the right to enjoy all aspects of life. However, many people with disabilities face barriers when trying to access outdoor spaces, such as parks, picnic areas, trails, amusement parks, etc. The cause is often inadequate or poorly maintained access on the part of the park or recreation area, and, too often, these barriers prevent people with disabilities from taking part in outdoor activities that many other people enjoy every day.

What's the solution? Education! AccessCheck can help your outdoor or recreational facility understand important, and often overlooked, accessibility standards through our educational training series. These trainings cover the Outdoor Accessibility Guidelines as they pertain to trails, parks, viewing areas, picnic areas, campgrounds, etc. You will be able to make your outdoor and recreational areas not only accessible for people with disabilities, but also more accessible and enjoyable for all visitors!

Click here to schedule a training, discuss options, ask questions.  Or contact Brian Rogers at 610-77-9781, Ext. 123.




Funding for this site was provided by:

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living