The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, invites you to a three-part webinar series,Show Me the Money! -- This informative three-part webinar series will explore topics including: Part 1 - Creating a Culture of Financial Inclusion and Access; Part 2 - Money Smart, a financial education tool developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Part 3 - Understanding ABLE accounts. Our presenters include representatives of Regions Bank, the FDIC, and state ABLE programs.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has four foundational goals "equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities." In a letter to the “ADA@25: Economic Advancement and Financial Inclusion Summit,” former President George H.W. Bush stated, “Since the passage of the ADA, our country has made progress in ‘assuring equality of opportunity, full participation, Independent living in economic self-sufficiency.&rsquo There remains, however, more work to be done to ensure the financial health and future of individuals living with disabilities.”
The Southeast ADA Center is committed to addressing the barriers to economic self-sufficiency and financial inclusion for people with disabilities. Equal opportunity must include: facility and virtual access to banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions; options to build the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed financial decisions; access to financial education and coaching; affordable and accessible financial services and products; inclusion in career pathways; and the ability to save and build assets.
The three webinars in the Show Me the Money! Webinar Series:
Thursday - March 8, 2018
Creating a Culture of Financial Inclusion and Access
Regions ADA Manager Kathy Lovell will explain how Regions proactively created a corporate culture that makes individuals with disabilities feel welcome. The key focus is on providing accessible banking products and services. This session will share strategies about how to better serve the disability community by creating a culture of inclusion. A commitment to inclusion and accessibility makes good business sense and is the right thing to do.
Thursday - March 15, 2018
Money Smart: A Tool to Foster Greater Economic Inclusion Among Individuals with Disabilities
Thursday - March 22, 2018
Understanding ABLE Accounts: Advancing Self-Sufficiency for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families
There is no charge for these webinars, but registration is required.
During the webinar, real-time captioning will be available within the web dinar platform. At the end of the webinar, you will also be able to submit questions using the Question and Answer (Q&A) feature within the webinar platform.
You will receive an email prior to the webinar with information and a link on how to join the webinar. We strongly suggest that you test your computer system prior to the webinar by following the instructions provided to you.
NOTE: On March 1st, the Southeast ADA Center moved to Zoom for our webinar platform. More information will be provided via email with the link to join the webinar after you register. You may also visit the Zoom website to install the Zoom client download Center for Zoom - PC, Mac, Mobile or the link: zoom.us/download