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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Utah. The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is celebrating with events throughout the month to help others learn more about individuals with disabilities and the services available for them.

 

Work Ability Job Fair for Individuals with Disabilities
Tuesday, October 3: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sanderson Community Center, 5709 S. 1500 W., Taylorsville

Job fair attendees will have the opportunity to meet businesses that are interested in hiring individuals with disabilities. Workshops are also available at the job fair sharing interviewing and job searching advice. Event is free and registration is not required. View full schedule here.

 

Open House: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tuesday, October 174-8 p.m.

Tours start at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Ned Lindholm at 6 p.m.

250 North 1950 West Suite B, Salt Lake City

Learn more about services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including the business enterprise program, low vision services, field services, and DeafBlind services. Also, take a tour of the training and adjustment services (TAS) that includes classes on Braille, career readiness, home management, needle arts, orientation and mobility, technology and woodshop. Event is free. To RSVP, contact Marla Palmer at 801-323-4391 or mpalmer@utah.gov.

 

Golden Key Awards
Tuesday, October 242-4 p.m.

Governor’s Mansion, 603 East South Temple, Salt Lake City

Each year, USOR celebrates businesses making the effort to promote and hire individuals with disabilities. This is a great opportunity to learn how businesses are supporting those with disabilities. Public seats may be available. To be put on the waitlist, contact Thomas Smith at 801-887-0282 or thomassmith@utah.gov.

 

Open House: Utah Center for Assistive Technology
Thursday, October 263-6 p.m.

Buffmire Building, 1595 West 500 South Salt Lake City

Learn more about the latest assistive technology available at the Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) with 28 vendors that will be on site. Brian Lahti will be the keynote speaker to share his experience becoming a quadriplegic from a car accident, and receiving help from UCAT. He has also found personal success with starting his own family and becoming a lawyer. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different ways technology could help an individual with a disability. Event is free and registration is not required. Learn more about UCAT at usor.utah.gov/ucat.

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