Barrier-Free Events: Accessibility Training for On-site Staff (OSA-OD) | Start Date On-Demand

Dive into the essential elements of inclusivity and accessibility with industry expert Joshua Klipp. In just one hour, this course will equip you with practical strategies for empathetic interaction, prompt accommodation, and effective problem-solving designed to make events accessible to all attendees. The course features real-world scenarios and interactive activities, ensuring your learning directly translates to on-the-ground action. Prepare to grow as an event professional, enhancing your ability to create a truly inclusive environment for every attendee.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1 hour

Joshua Klipp

Josh is the Founder and Principal of Made Welcome, an accessibility consulting firm focused on accessibility at workplaces and events. Prior to founding Made Welcome, Josh practiced law for 16 years, specializing in the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is also a Certified Access Specialist (CASp No. 812) through California’s Division of the State Architect and is certified to provide guidance on accessibility in the built environment. 

After practicing law for nearly 2 decades, Josh left litigating to do all things disability for one of the world’s largest tech companies, Salesforce. At Salesforce, Josh set up and implemented the reasonable accommodations process for Salesforce’s 15,000 employees in the United States and Canada. He also created and implemented the first accessibility initiative for Dreamforce, the world’s largest tech conference – an accessibility strategy that Dreamforce continues to implement today. Because of his experience in workplaces and events, Josh understands the challenges and nuances faced by employers, event producers and venues. On nights and weekends, Josh moonlights with his band, the Klipptones, and is a volunteer Planting Leader with Friends of the Urban Forest.

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