No. The ASVS offers fast-track preparatory training to volunteers (either in person or remotely) in order to prepare them for the tasks they will undertake. Training sessions are held either in groups or individually and according to the volunteers’ availability. Volunteers are advised to take part every semester in the training sessions offered by the Accessibility Unit, if their schedule allows it.
The Accessibility Unit offers training in the following topics:
- disability, stereotypes and prejudices (experiential workshop, 2 hours)
- wheelchair users’ escort techniques (experiential workshop, 4 hours)
- guiding techniques for the visually impaired (experiential workshop, 4 hours)
- collaboration with students with loss of hearing (2 hours)
- collaboration with students with autism spectrum disorders (2 hours)
- collaboration with students with ADHD (2 hours)
- print-disability and educational material: accessible notes and textbooks (informatory session, 2 hours)
- recording built environment accessibility issues (4 hours)
The schedule of the training session will be announced at the Accessibility Unit’s website.
Registration is mandatory.
Attendance certificates will be available.