karenoz at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 26 16:51:12 PDT 1996
for those without easy access to the world wide web, thought i'd send
along more detailed info for the forum.
SEATTLE -- ACCESS '96 will be held on October 2, from 9 am - 4 pm at The
Seattle Center, during National Disability Employment Month, and will
feature interactive workshops, networking, and resource sharing designed
to increase the hiring and promotion of people with disabilities. It
links local businesses and qualified people with disabilities with
technology and community resources which can assist in the workplace.
ACCESS is a collaborative effort of public and private agencies,
employers, community resource and service providers, and individuals with
disabilities. Last year, during the second annual ACCESS, there were over
600 attendees, including over 300 people with disabilities, 65 agency
representatives, 68 employer representatives, and 38 exhibitors.
Resume Workshop (Pre-ACCESS '96)
Date: September 23, 1996
Time: 9 am - 6 pm
Place: 400 Mercer Street, Suite 600, Seattle 98109
Fee: No cost for job seekers with disabilities.
To Register: Call 206-298-4433 Voice or 206-298-4494 Voice/TTY
Participants' current resumes are reviewed and critiqued, and a new or
updated resume created with one-to-one assistance from a professional
ACCESS '96 Main Event Activities
Date: October 2, 1996
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Registration and fees information below.
** Workshops and Presentations on Employment Issues related to Persons
Legal and civil rights issues in employment are addressed, including the
application process, interviews, hiring, and post-employment reasonable
accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
** Technology Expo and Resource Fair
Vendors of "assistive technology" will exhibit and demonstrate devices,
computers and software; and related service providers and community-based
resources will provide information about how they can assist in achieving
reasonable accommodations and acces sible worksites.
** Assistive Technology Demonstration Lab
A hands-on lab will be set up so that you can see how different devices,
computers, and software adaptations work. Use your own voice to dictate a
letter; try out a "personal FM system" which is used as an assistive
listening device for people who need amplification of conversations or
meetings; communicate with a device used by those who are non-vocal or
speech impaired; and see magnification software for computer users with
low vision. These and other technologies will be available for you to try
out and observe.
** Employer and Job Seeker Networking
Local and regional employers will be available to meet with potential
employees with disabilities, and share information about their companies
and job opportunities.
**** Registration Information ****
For job seekers with disabilities:
There is no fee to attend.
To register, call Jayne Abercrombie at 206-774-3338 V/TTY or 800-398-4730
V/TTY, or you may mail your name, address, telephone, and reasonable
accommodations needed to: Jayne Abercrombie, Washington Vocational
Services, 22316 70th Ave. W. Suite D, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
For company representation in the Employment Fair:
There is a fee which can be confirmed when you call to register. To
register, call Kathy West-Evans at 360-438-8017 V/TTY or Susan Morgan at
For exhibitors in the Technology Expo and Resource Fair:
The fee to exhibit is $75 for non-profit organizations, $100 for profit
organizations. To register, call Karen Ozmun or Kim Shaw at 206-685-4181
V, 206-616-1396 TTY, 800-841-8345 V/TTY, or FAX 206-543-4779.
For other interested individuals:
There is a fee of $50 to attend. To register, call Jayne Abercrombie at
206-774-3338 V/TTY or 800-398-4730 V/TTY.
A. T. Resource Center, Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
206/685-4181 V 800/841-8345 V/TTY
206/616-1396 TTY 206/543-4779 FAX
karenoz at u.washington.edu
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