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County’s Disability Action Committee Workshop

The Lackawanna County Disability Action Committee will sponsor a training for municipalities and businesses regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on Thursday, June 27, at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, Scranton.

“Creating A More Inclusive Community will be conducted by Caleb Berkemeier, Training Specialist with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Training Center in Rockville, MD. The session addressing municipalities will include program and architectural accessibility of municipal buildings, sidewalks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities. It will also cover non-discrimination in employment policies and practices. 

Mr. Berkemeir will also discuss the requirements of the business community to comply with the law and the benefits of increasing accessibility. The session will also provide practical information on disability etiquette and effective customer service for people with disabilities.

The Disability Action Committee provides recommendations to county officials to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and to insure that county policies are inclusive.

For more information, contact Keith Williams, Chairperson, at either kwilliams@mycil.org; or Lackawanna-DAC@lackawannacounty.org, or at 570-344-7211, Ext. 303.