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Creating an Inclusive Workplace with Assistive Technology

October 23 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Did you know that employees receiving reasonable accommodations in the workplace are more productive and effective at their jobs?


You may think it will cost your business a lot to incorporate Assistive Technology (AT) or provide an accommodation, but studies show the average one-time cost is $150.


There are many AT solutions to assist employers, while reasonable accommodations also help people with a disability obtain, maintain and advance in employment while increasing their independence and productivity in the workplace.


Arlene Lugo, Program Director of the Connecticut Tech Act Project and Assistive Technology Consultant with the Department of Rehabilitation Services, will provide an overview of AT and its workplace benefits. She will provide answers on how to accommodate an employee with a disability, where to turn when seeking adaptive or assistive technology, and local resource that employers can try out and see.


Geared for human resources professionals, small business owners and organizations, industries, and employers throughout Connecticut, participants are encouraged to bring real or hypothetical scenarios to the session for open discussion.


Check-in and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with workshop beginning promptly at 8 a.m. and ending at approximately 10:30 a.m. Seminar cost is $25.



Venue

Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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