Guidelines for inclusive training

These are the guidelines that OCSLD try to follow for inclusive practice in training, reflecting our legal and ethical responsibilities. Although focusing primarily on access needs for disabled participants, all training events should be developed with the inclusion of all participants in mind, and the guidelines also contain some best practice for general inclusivity, reflecting needs identified from research on gender, ethnicity etc. Please consider the guidelines as work in progress - additions are welcome.


Responsibility for following these guidelines sits with the person leading the session, and the person who is organising it. Advanced planning can help to ensure that the needs of individuals attending training sessions are anticipated and acted upon ahead of time.

The guidelines are divided into sections:



See the Disabled People’s Network Steering Group Community Network for Manchester: Guidelines for Accessible Meetings and Events for a detailed guide to accessible events.