As more organizations revisit in-person physical spaces as places of learning, we have an opportunity to redesign these spaces to maximize learning engagement for all participants. This session will provide a tiered approach to rethinking learning spaces, from technology to people and everything in between. We’ll explore the importance of accessibility in training materials, how to optimize the physical learning environment, and how to enhance presentation techniques for in-person learning. You’ll participate in three activities around training materials, environmental considerations, and language considerations for diverse in-person audiences. The speakers will also provide a list of resources, including articles, websites, research papers, books, and multimedia content, that have been carefully selected to help you continue your journey of creating inclusive learning environments beyond this session.
In this session, you will:
- Evaluate what criteria to include when designing accessible training materials.
- Identify successful strategies for creating accessible environments and physical spaces.
- Distinguish inclusive language tactics based on group size and the formality of the interactions.