Web Site to Offer Disability Sensitivity Training
PRNewswire, June 16, 2003
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A new web site is now available to provide Disability
Sensitivity Training to the citizens of Georgia. The web-based
course is tuition free courtesy of The Governor's Council for
Developmental Disabilities and Georgia Disability Advocate
Consulting Group, Inc. The course may be found at
"One out of every five people in Georgia has some form of a
disability," says Kate Gainer, Managing Principal of Georgia
Disability Advocate Consulting Group, Inc. "It has been our
dream to develop a disability sensitivity course and make it
available to everyone in Georgia via the Internet."
After completing this course, successful participants will:
* Use appropriate terminology.
* Practice disability-related etiquette.
* Identify actions prohibited in the workplace.
* Expand their circle of friends to include people with
* Demonstrate how to relate and communicate with people with
* Discuss Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for
* Develop awareness that the ADA is based on the same principles
as earlier civil rights laws -- equal opportunity and access.
This training focuses on issues relating to people with
disabilities -- from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
to conversation etiquette. Course participants may tailor their
training by using one of three training roadmaps. The course
offers a unique opportunity for students to interact with
volunteer mentors from the disability community. On-line guides
are included to help students in the practical application of
the training. The time required to complete this course will
vary based on each individuals learning pace.
This workshop is appropriate for all audiences -- business
leaders, managers, supervisors, professionals, teachers, clergy,
line staff, small business owners and civic leaders would
benefit from this course.
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