Training for all staff should include more than just disability awareness. Inclusive practice is good practice - it reduces barriers for disabled learners but also provides positive benefits for all other learners.
Providing training and ongoing support for teaching staff will enable them to become more confident in using technology to enhance and enrich their practice.
If the technology is deployed across the organisation, and there is a commitment to promote its use, then there needs to be staff training as part of the induction process. We also recommend tutorials be made available so that people can access them at a time and situation that is convenient for them.
This guide looks at specific areas to develop for the different roles in an organisation. We also explore what you can do to support disabled learners, and who to work with to improve that support. We offer training and consultancy in all these areas – speak to your account manager for more information.
You can also find information on specific disabilities and how technology can support those needs in our guide on 'Meeting the requirements of learners with special educational needs.'