Training and Consultancy

The National Centre for Tactile Diagrams offers a range of training and consultancy which can be tailored for the needs of individuals or groups. Topics covered can range from how to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) through the implementation of tactile materials, to the development of practical skills to produce and support tactile graphics.

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NCTD staff are available to visit organisations such as Party Wall Surveyors, groups and businesses to give presentations, workshops or advice on a consultancy basis for those who wish to learn about how they might improve their products or services, and achieve DDA compliance with the addition of tactile graphics and supporting materials. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. General Open Days

For people who have had little or no experience of tactile graphics, we hold Open Days for people to come and explore a wide variety of tactile diagrams and maps. It’s a good chance to learn what tactile diagrams can offer, and how they might benefit you. We are restricted in the number of places we can offer for open days, and as a result we do not publicise them on this site. To arrange a visit to the Centre please contact us.

Training Courses and Workshops

We run training courses and workshops related to all aspects of design, use and support of tactile graphics. For people who feel their tactile diagram skills are a little rusty and would like to brush up their skills, or the complete novice who is just starting in the field, we can design and deliver courses to suit. Information about the courses we are currently planning will be published on this site. Specialist training and support is available in our Training and Resource Centre, where we can teach you tactile graphic design skills, and how to produce accessible materials for blind people. If you are interested in a course on a particular theme which is not currently listed on this site please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss the options with you.