What is JAM Card?

JAM Card allows people with a learning difficulty, autism or communication barrier to tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily. Those with a communication barrier are often reluctant or unable to tell others about their condition. JAM Card allows this to happen in a simple, effective non-verbal manner.

JAM Card was originally developed for those with learning disabilities and difficulties. However, it can be used by anyone with a communication barrier. For instance, JAM Card can be used by people with Asperger’s or autism. It can also be used by those who have a brain injury and people who otherwise feel self-conscious about their ability to effectively communicate when engaging with others.

The concept of the JAM card training and marketing material is to allow you 

to tell your customer that you are a JAM card friendly business and welcome card holders or app users.

Benefits to you and your business

  •  Open to everyone ~ become a household name 
  •  Accessible business often creates loyal, lifelong customers.
  •  People stick with businesses that they trust and know will work for them every time. This is particularly true for disabled customers.
  • We’re all getting older, so the market for accessible services and products will only grow in the future.
  •  Providing better access means that your business is more welcoming to everyone.
  •  Enabling customers of all ages and abilities to access your services will widen your customer base.

How do I avail of training?

DCSDC’s Access and Inclusion project has created an opportunity for up to 600 e-learning opportunities for businesses within Strabane.
All businesses involved with BIDS will have an opportunity to avail of the
e-learning resource by giving permissions for two selected email addresses of nominated persons from each business to be forwarded to the DCSDC Access and Inclusion Coordinator, Louise Boyce, louise.boyce@derrystrabane.com, so that their details can be incorporated/embedded into the administration process.
This then allows for a link to be circulated to an online test. There are 15 questions following the online training which has a pass rate of 80% and provides you with three attempts to pass. As a result, your two staff members will be prompted to print off a certificate upon completion.
This information is available upon request in a number of formats including large print, Braille, PDF, audio formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and minority languages.
For further information on alternative formats please contact:
Tel: (028) 71 253 253
Text phone: (028) 71 376 646
Email: equality@derrystrabane.com

Deadline for the FREE training offer is Friday 22nd November 2019.

Free online training is available to two employees in each business participating.  Additional marketing materials will be provided upon completion of the training. Email louise.boyce@derrystrabane.com to book your place.

Download a copy of this information here