A leader in disability education.
Cortree has used our expertise to design and develop several disability awareness and client services elearning courses. Look to us for professional training that is client-centered, practical and positions your business as leaders in the accessibility movement.
Disability Awareness: Removing Barriers
Cortree’s Disability Awareness elearning course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and confidence to work and thrive alongside people living with disabilities. Along with providing introduction to what constitutes a disability, the course introduces learners to common misperceptions and stereotypes through use of video-based learning exercises and reflective learning. The course provides learners the opportunity to explore their own perception of disability and evolve those perceptions, to help foster a more inclusive work environment (and world).
Definitions of disability, including comparison and contrast of the Medical and Social Model of disability
How disability can be misunderstood and how to change attitudes related to accommodation and inclusion
The importance of language, attitude and awareness in being an ally
Providing Service to People with Disabilities (AODA): An Accessible World
One in seven Canadians lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, while some aren’t. Different disabilities call for different technical and social solutions, to help remove barriers, and allow people living with disabilities to lead full and rewarding lives and contribute to the world around us as everyone else has the opportunity to do.
Details the Ontario human rights and accessibility laws
Explains the kinds of barriers faced by people living with different types of disability
Introduces types of supports and devices people living with disabilities make use of to help eliminate barriers
The course is a great eye-opener and gives good voice to folks with disabilities. They are to be treated as we treat everyone. That is new for me – as I would coddle them or be the one to be more empathetic. But hopefully, now I will be able to treat them as they wish to be treated – and that’s to be treated like any other human being. Thank you for this learning experience.
– Disability awareness learner
This course was great. Really points out how inclusive we can/should be and the barriers people may face. Accommodations can be implemented to enable anyone to complete any task. – Disability awareness learner
– Disability awareness learner
Both The Disability Awareness and Working with People with Disabilities courses offered by Cortree through Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, provided helpful and practical information and tips on how to work with people with disabilities while exploring what it means to have a disability. I feel this training better prepared me to work in a clinical setting with clients with varying levels of abilities and I am grateful for the training experience. I thoroughly enjoyed both training courses and highly recommend them to anyone living or working with people with disabilities.
– Jacqueline Kehoe, TR
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost per user for each course is $49.50 CAD, or we offer a bundled rate of $85 for access to both courses, licensed for one year on your LMS. We also offer bulk order discounts for 500+ users.
We can host your learners on our system; user fees are a little higher to cover admin costs.
You could also consider starting with your leadership team and integrating it into your multi-year accessibility and training plan, with a staged rollout to all staff.
It takes about 30 minutes to complete the Disability Awareness: Removing Barriers course.
We provide it to you as a zipped SCORM package, a standard elearning file format.
The course was designed using Articulate Storyline.
We can do both. Many organizations prefer a blended format with elearning completed first, followed by virtual ILT with scenarios customized to their own environment. We use Zoom for health care with integrated live captions.