Purple Vest Accessibility Training
When war broke out in Ukraine, we received many calls from organizations operating in the battlefield and members of refugee families. Clearly many organizations and individuals recognized the needs of Ukrainian refugees in general and specifically those with disabilities and the elderly. And they wanted to help. But representatives on the ground also realized that they needed more specific guidance about creating ACCESSIBLE evaluations. We also understood the importance of connecting the know-how and expertise of other organizations committed to the same goal. We recognized the value of putting a spotlight on this issue and publishing accessible solutions options.
A key factor in providing accessible services is ensuring training for people involved. The training can turn the service provider into a metaphorical human ramp. Whether you are a volunteer in times of emergency or an organization that provides solutions in such cases – making sure you receive professional training on accessible services is crucial to successfully support people with disabilities and the elderly.
We offer short-term accessible training, live training and training for organizations.
Short Record Training
In this short recorded training, you will learn the basics to provide accessible assistance to people with disabilities and the elderly, who need to leave their homes to a safer place. You will learn about the challenges faced by people with disabilities in emergency situations, and get tips on dealing with these challenges to best support the evacuees.
In this short training, you will get the basic tools needed to provide accessible assistance to people with disabilities and the elderly, who need to leave their home and reach a safe place. You will learn about the unique challenges for people with disabilities in emergency situations, and get tips on how to deal with those challenges so that people can transition to safer spaces in the best possible way.
Training For Organizations
We are spreading the concept and mission of Purple Vest to any organizations that want to participate. The logo of each participating organization will be added to this website. Your organization will get basic training on accessible evacuation by Purple Vest representatives. You will be connected to a network of experts, where we help each other to successfully enable accessible evacuations. Training can be conducted face-to-face or online
Become a Purple Vest Partner
You can become a Purple Vest Partner and join the initiative remotely from your own country location, or participate on the ground in an area in emergency. You can also help by spreading the word and/or donating to the cause.