Infrastructure Accessibility Training

EMA has started a program of developing and testing online webinar type training on Accessibility Features such as Parking, Alighting points, Ramps, Stepped Level Changes, Toilets, Lifts and more.

These training sessions will be recorded and shared here along with the course material. Initially, these are aimed at entry-level understanding but the information would be more than sufficient for most professionals to make a good attempt at accessible infrastructure.

A ramp ends facing a doorway.  Adequate spaces needs to be provided to allow for the door to open without the PWD in wheelchair from balancing on the ramp.

Staff Training for Better Interactions with PWD

We can train your staff to understand the needs of PWD so that they can respond effectively and them correct information regarding accessibility etc. 

Example: Travel Journalist Visits New Delhi to report on Historical Sites of the City.  When he/she arrives in the hotel there is a problem with the accessible toilet near the foyer.  It is  full of cleaning equipment!  When the equipment  is  removed it is found that the space next to the toilet is insufficient to allow access for a  wheelchair.

Training for PWD and their Supervisors

Having established a safe and inclusive workplace PWD can enter and move around without hindrance.  As this is achieved training can be given to your employees with disabilities, their work colleagues, and their supervisors to enhance their productivity.

We can give basic training to visually impaired candidates (for banking and call centres):

  • Mobility training.
  • Advance computer training with “Core Banking Solution Software” in State Bank Of India, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and Bank Of Baroda.
  • Personality development (social issues and positive reaffirmation).
  • Training on assistive devices for visually impaired.
  • Training on Android mobile with TalkBack screen reader software and many
  • Accessible applications such as Google Pay to do cashless transactions ext.

Often travelling professionals with disabilities will call in advance to check that the building is accessible. They will plan the resources they need to travel accordingly.   After their inquiries they may assess that the building is not fully accessible they may need to travel with an assistant.

If they are making a hotel booking the assistant may need to share a bedroom but not the bed itself.  So it is important that the person taking a booking understands their needs and makes sure that twin bed accommodation is available. Alternatively they book an adjoining room. Training booking staff on the needs of the disabled is essential otherwise they will make wrong choices for the guest.