The College in partnership with CollegesNI engaged with DisabledGo to develop good practice guides for our estate that will provide perspective students with the opportunity to view our premises on line to get information about accessibility to and within our estate. As a result of premise audits a number of simple and inexpensive amendments were made which enhanced the accessibility of our premises for potential students with disabilities / students with disabilities.
To view detailed accessibility information to Southern Regional College, click here to go to AccessAble
The College has engaged with RNIB and Action on Hearing Loss as a participant in the Sensory Engagement Programme and has worked with both organisations to meet the ten standards required in order to achieve the two charter marks. The culmination of the programme was the launch an online training toolkit for service providers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The core focus of the Sensory Engagement Digital Training toolkit is to raise awareness among service providers of what it is like to be blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing and using every day services, with a particular focus on accessing libraries, colleges and banks.
The key aims:
- Offer practical, easy to remember ways for staff to make their services more inclusive.
- Increase awareness of the practical and emotional impact of having a sensory loss.
- Encourage you to start to identify how you can improve your service provision for someone with sensory loss.
Link to Sensory Engagement website – http://www.sensoryengagement.com