Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness
Month and Mentoring Day.
Local businesses lined the streets, and children eagerly accepted the candy thrown while families and community members cheered on the parade participants. People with disabilities participated in their first parade, and their enthusiasm and gratitude were evident. Dustin Matthew was the Grand Marshall, leading the parade as he has the inclusion of people with disabilities within our community.
The following were presented awards:
Matthew Williams – The Spirit of Disability:IN Uinta County
Marney Huffaker, manager of Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supplies – Employer of the Year
Parker Merritt – Employee of the Year with team members from Mountain West Business Supplies
Thank you, Senator Barrasso, for your continued
support of Disability:IN Uinta County!
Disability:IN Uinta County is one of the twenty-eight affiliates nationwide that drives the mission of disability inclusion forward. One of our affiliates, Disability:IN Greater Kanas City, invites us to participate in the following webinar. Please take advantage of these opportunities provide to you by knowledgeable and professional individuals.
DISABILITY INCLUSION WEBINAR November 19 – 9:00a CST “Removing the Barriers: Making Your Web Sites Accessible to People with Disabilities”
This session is targeted to IT, Marketing, Digital Media, and anyone who touches public-facing digital promotions.
Learn how people with disabilities are impacted by web accessibility problems, recognize various barriers, understand strategies to remove those barriers, and a framework for testing web accessibility.
Presenter: George Calvert – Information Technology / Jack Henry & Associates and Board President / Disability:IN Greater Kansas City
Since losing his vision in 2012, George has grown passionate about disability inclusion and making the Internet accessible to everyone. He manages several software development groups at Jack Henry and Associates, a national financial software company. In addition, he has served on the Disability:IN GKC board since 2017 and currently serves as Board President. His professional experience over the past 34 years includes writing software, managing a software consulting firm, serving as corporate counsel for the FDIC, practicing law with a small local firm, and teaching college business law classes.
Benefits of Hiring People
Hiring managers like predictable results, here are some predictable benefits to expect in today’s market when hiring a qualified candidate with a disability. Benefits of hiring include:
Increased hiring pool.
Positively impacts the retention of existing employees.
ROI – Tax and other financial incentives including productivity benefits.
Reduce cost of employee benefits available.
Response to an aging workforce.
Increased work ethic/dedication.
Enhanced staff morale.
A new look at creativity and problem-solving.
We empower businesses to achieve
disability inclusion and equality.
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