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Accessible Information Training

These free 2-hour workshops can teach you about accessible information in both digital and print formats.

The workshops are run by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), in collaboration with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and members of 3 Disabled People Organisations (DPOs).

Who can attend?

The workshops are open to all staff from central government organisations and local government bodies, including:

  • Public Service and Non-Public Service departments
  • Crown Agencies
  • Te Whatu Ora
  • local councils

What’s covered at the workshops

This training can help you understand why accessibility is integral to engage effectively, how alternate formats required by disabled people, and provides an overview of digital accessibility. The training covers:

  • what accessible information is
  • why information needs to be accessible
  • the drivers and standards for government information accessibility, for digital and print accessibility
  • presentations from people with disabilities and why accessibility is important to them
  • making online/digital information accessible
  • providing documents in alternate formats
  • practical accessibility tips.

Training dates

Training sessions are held online monthly via MS Teams from 10am-12pm. They’re available on the following dates:

  • 7 May 2024
  • 4 June 2024
  • 2 July 2024
  • 6 August 2024
  • 3 September 2024
  • 1 October 2024
  • 5 November 2024
  • 3 December 2024

How to register

To register for the next available session, email us at accessibility@msd.govt.nz

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