On Wednesday, October 14, Workability III, in partnership with the Career Services Center, welcomed Ricardo Perez from the Department of Rehabilitation to lead a training about disability sensitivity. People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, and a group that almost of us will belong to at some point in our lives. However, people with disabilities still face discrimination and other obstacles preventing them from gainful employment and perhaps more importantly, being treated as equals.
Ricardo Perez led the workshop group through a “Windmill” or disability etiquette training module. Attendees learned about laws concerning employment for people with disabilities and general etiquette to create a more positive and welcoming environment for everyone. The workshop culminated in a Jeopardy-style game to test participants’ knowledge. Ricardo approached these often difficult topics with a mix of humor and games to engage all participants. We look forward to hosting him in the near future!
Article by Brian Jenney