Participants to learn how to make venues universally accessible
As part of its ongoing mission to facilitate ongoing professional development, the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is to host an Accessible Hospitality and Events workshop from January 5-8, 2020.
Dr. Josélia Neves, a TII professor, will lead the workshop, which aims to introduce participants to the requirements of setting up hospitality venues – hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions – that are universally accessible to people of different cultures and linguistic backgrounds, and cognitive and sensory abilities.
Commenting on the workshop, Dr. Neves, said: “Through our numerous workshops throughout the year, CHSS aims to encourage the wider community to learn new skills and expand their existing skillset. Our first workshop of 2020 will teach participants how to ensure accessible hospitality through a holistic communicative approach.”
The English-led workshop will focus on numerous topics, including understanding different user profiles and their requirements, analyzing accessibility needs within venues’ physical, structural and communication layers, identifying requirements, and designing plans of action.
Students and professionals who are working in or have an interest in the communication, hospitality, or tourism industries are encouraged to sign up for the workshop. No previous knowledge or training is required.
TII’s Accessible Hospitality and Events workshop will be held from January 5-8, 2020 in Classroom A015 at Penrose House (LAS building) at HBKU from 4-7pm. For more information, and to register, please visit www.tii.qa/community