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Seminar: Disability Awareness and the Hospitality Industry

Diversifi Consulting Group, in collaboration with Visit Fairfax and the Army Historical Foundation, is thrilled to have the opportunity to conduct this important seminar to hotelier representatives throughout Fairfax County, Virginia. Topics to include:


  • Effective communications with guests with disabilities
  • Disability awareness and etiquette guidelines
  • Dispelling common myths regarding people with disabilities
  • ADA regulations and accommodations / accessibility for guests


In addition to the seminar, the Army Historical Foundation (AHF) will give a brief presentation on their new museum, the National Museum of the United States Army, opening in mid-2020. The museum will be located on the grounds of Fort Belvoir in southern Fairfax County, close to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and will showcase the service and sacrifice of American soldiers over the past 240 + years. More than 700,000 visitors are expected to visit the museum each year. 


Visit Fairfax is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Fairfax County, Virginia.  Fairfax County is home to one-of-a-kind attractions, amazing shopping, outstanding dining, and championship golf, as well as premier meeting facilities, art and cultural attractions, and breathtaking natural beauty.  Visitors to Fairfax County can easily connect with everything that the National Capital Area has to offer.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) focuses on digital awareness and inclusion for people living with disabilities and impairments. 


Diversifi Consulting Group was thrilled to attend this special event on Capitol Hill, hosted by Disability:IN and Accenture, and take part in the important global conversation. Attendees included members of the U.S. Senate and House, congressional staffers, business and non-profit leaders.

 

An "Accessibility Advantage" panel was made up of leaders from Accenture, Facebook, Communication Service for the Deaf, Walmart, and Verizon Media and was followed by inspiring remarks from U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island and Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.  

December 11, 2018: Disability Employment Awareness Strategies Seminar

  

Diversifi Consulting Group invites employers, hiring managers, and HR professionals to join us on Tuesday, December 11, from 09:00AM to 10:00AM at:


The Leesburg Junction

215 Depot Circle, SE., Main Level, Leesburg, VA 20175 


Topics will include:

  • Increasing diversity and inclusion in your workforce
  • Disability awareness etiquette for all employees
  • Dispelling common myths on hiring people with disabilities
  • Incentives when hiring people with disabilities  


The seminar is complimentary, but advance registration is required.     RSVP by December 7 to: info@diversificg.com.    SEATING IS LIMITED.  

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors & Disability Services Board presenting FAIME awards

October 2018: Loudoun Observes Disability Employment Awareness Month; Presents FAIME Awards

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the talents of people with disabilities and employers that hire them. 


In conjunction with the proclamation, the Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun County Disability Services Board presented two FAIME (Full Accessibility and Inclusion: Moving Toward Equality) Awards. The awards, which were presented at the Board of Supervisors’ October 2, 2018, business meeting, recognize local employers for their commitment to hire, accommodate and promote employees with disabilities.

This year’s winners, Jersey Mike’s Subs in Purcellville and Giant Food in Leesburg,  were chosen from nearly a dozen businesses that were nominated through the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. Examples of the winners’ commitment to welcoming those with disabilities in the workplace include: 

  • Employees at Jersey Mike’s in Purcellville are learning sign language and the business has purchased American Sign Language books for employees so that they can better communicate with an assistant manager trainee who has a hearing loss. 
  • Employees at Giant Food in Leesburg serve as mentors and trainers to their fellow employees with disabilities who work a variety of positions, including in customer service, as cashiers, bagging groceries, retrieving carts, and other jobs behind the scenes. 


The FAIME awards, which are an annual initiative of the Disability Services Board, honor businesses and organizations in Loudoun County that display a strong commitment to hiring people with disabilities and demonstrate full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.  

The Disability Services Board is an at-large advisory body appointed by the Board of Supervisors, which identifies and advises on issues of importance to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to help make Loudoun an accessible and inclusive community for all. More information is online at www.loudoun.gov/dsb

Pictured above: Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the Disability Services Board, and employees of Jersey Mike’s in Purcellville and Giant Good in Leesburg gathered for the Disability Employment Awareness Month proclamation and the presentation of FAIME Awards at the Board’s October 2, 2018, business meeting.  Seated fourth from the right in front is Lori Daly, President of Diversifi Consulting Group and member of the Loudoun Disability Services Board, who presented Jersey Mike's with their FAIME Award.   Congratulations to all!