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WeCo Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

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Join WeCo Accessibility Services in our virtual conference room on Tuesday October 10th for our second annual celebration of public awareness event, National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

The event will include two inspiring speakers who have worked in employment accomodation and inclusion AND who also live with disabilities themselves, highlighting how 'Inclusion Drives Innovation' (this year's national theme).

We offer guests a chance to learn more about WeCo and our mission for digital inclusion. Our guest speakers will address inclusive employment practices in 2017 (and why workplace accommodation doesn't need to be an intimidating process).

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS:
Sarita Kimble: WeCo Advisory Board Member, Sarita Kimble, is retired from the Deptarment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she served as an Employee/Labor Relations Specialist. Her previous experience includes a thirty-six year career with the Defense Logistics Agency. Ms. Kimble also serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Metro Council of the Blind.

Ken Rodgers: WeCo Charter Advisory Board Member, Ken Rodgers currently serves as the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Affirmative Action Officer and Disability Program Coordinator. His prior work was as a Rehabilitation Program Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Mr. Rodgers is highly active in the disability community as an advocate and was recently recognized with a Deaf Pride BeYOUtiful Generations of Pride Award at the 7th Annual Deaf LGBTQI and Allies.


Space is limited, so please register prior to the event!

Approximate Itinerary

5:30pm | Intro to NDEAM: Lynn Wehrman, WeCo Founder

5:45- 6:45 pm | Presentations
Ken Rodgers, Disability Program Coordinator, MNDoT
Sarita Kimble, retired Reasonable Accommodation Specialist at US Dept of Defense

6:45pm | Speaker: Lynn Wehrman, WeCo Founder | WeCo's Story and Recruitment Process

7:00pm | Questions and discussion from the audience

7:30pm | Wrap up & event conclusion




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Do I need to register or can I just log on?

We prefer that you pre-register for this event. Once you are registered, you will receive log on information.

I'm having trouble registering. Help!

If you are having difficulty registering through EventBrite, please contact WeCo Public Relations Specialist, Toni Grundstrom at toni@theweco.com or 855-849-5050 x711.


Will live captioning be available?

Yes, live captioning will be available through Caption Access. Registrants will receive information about captioning prior and it will be made available to everyone during the event.

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