Training Courses

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Event Accessibilty Masterclass: Welcoming Disabled and Neurodiverse people to your events



Tuesday 7th November 2023



9:00am - 12:00pm




Event Accessibility Masterclass: Welcoming Disabled and Neurodiverse people to your events

Navigating the complexities of event planning? Dive into our comprehensive masterclass, designed to ensure your events are welcoming for everyone, including disabled and neurodiverse individuals. This training emerges from a commitment to foster inclusive spaces, rooted in respect and understanding for every attendee's unique needs.

From selecting the perfect venue, ensuring digital accessibility, to fostering inclusive communication strategies, this masterclass covers it all. You'll be equipped with a thorough checklist, carefully curated to ensure every aspect of your event, from invitations to emergency planning, adheres to the gold standard of accessibility and inclusion.

Some key takeaways include:

  • Guidelines for venue selection, emphasising physical and sensory accessibility.
  • Crafting invitations and communications that resonate with all.
  • Tools and tips for audio-visual presentations that cater to diverse needs.
  • Catering and menu considerations that serve everyone.
  • Ensuring safety for all, with a focus on accessible emergency protocols.

Delivered by the NZDEN after years of running their highly inclusive Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference, this training goes above and beyond, ensuring you are well-prepared to create memorable events that truly welcome everyone. Join us to make accessibility and inclusion the cornerstone of your events!


General $190 +GST
NZDEN Members $152 +GST or 2 Training Credits*

*Training credits available to our Inclusion, Empowered and Legacy tier members, subject to availability. Please contact your relationship manager if you have any enquiries.


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Phil Turner

Phil Turner, Chief Executive of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network, is an experienced and passionate training facilitator. With a strong background in collaborating with leading organisations and disabled individuals across New Zealand, Phil offers a unique blend of lived experiences and business expertise. Prepare to gain valuable insights and practical skills as Phil guides you in fostering inclusive events.

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Rachael Parkinson-Turner

Rachael is a highly experienced graphic designer who has developed an unwaivering passion for accessible communications and marketing.

Driven by her commitment to promoting accessibility, Rachael has sought training from renowned specialists in accessible communication from around the world. Now, she is excited to bring her knowledge and expertise to New Zealand, empowering professionals to create compelling and accessible events and comms material in all forms.