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Accessibility upgrade of compulsory training to prevent sexual abuse


  • E-learning
  • Mobile friendly, responsive
  • Story/scenario driven

Walkgrove updated and upgraded important training on preventing sexual harassment and abuse to make it accessible for all United Nations personnel.

The training need

Following a review of their compulsory training materials, the United Nations (UN) commissioned Walkgrove to redevelop a course on the topic of preventing sexual abuse and sexual harassment by UN personnel.

The Working Harmoniously training is mandatory for all UN staff globally, regardless of function, level or duty station.

The core focus of the redevelopment was bringing the course design in line with the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy, ensuring full accessibility of learning materials for all UN employees. Where possible, Walkgrove were also asked to make appropriate pedagogical improvements.

Our bespoke learning solution

Walkgrove upgraded the 2.5-hour Working Harmoniously course to full compliance with the latest digital accessibility standards. The bespoke e-learning includes alt tags and descriptions of graphics as well as full screenreader compatibility, keyboard navigation, zoom functionality and high contrast visual/text combinations.

Accessibility does not have to compromise pedagogical effectiveness and the course includes an engaging range of interactive learning screens, scenarios and reflective activities. The custom e-learning design is clean and clear with quality illustrations and infographics and professional audio to accompany concise text. The modules are fully mobile responsive, so learning can take place on any device.

The Working Harmoniously e-learning provides examples about how to behave appropriately as a member of UN staff, including when in complex and uncertain situations. It also provides guidance on preparing for difficult conversations, outlines prohibited conducts and offers a roadmap for resolving issues.

Walkgrove also delivered an alternative version of the course tailored specifically for managers and supervisors.