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JRS joins others to offer free training series online

The free online series began June 23 and runs through August 11

Rendering of Seymoure and Corinne Krause Commons. File photo
Rendering of Seymoure and Corinne Krause Commons. File photo

Jewish Residential Services is joining more than 40 Jewish organizations nationwide to present a seven-part Jewish Disability Access & Inclusion training series. Offered free of charge, the series began June 23 and will run through August 11.

“This training will provide the skills and information organizations around the country need to fully welcome people from all backgrounds, including people with disabilities,” said Nancy Gale, executive director of Jewish Residential Services, in a statement.

July 2020 marks 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.

“Over the years, with great intentions, the push for diversity, equity, access and inclusion in Jewish organizations has led to improvements in access and inclusion for people with disabilities. However, there is still a long way to go,” added Gale.

Those interested in the free online series can watch live and ask questions via Zoom. Each webinar will include ASL interpreters and live captioning. Participants are encouraged to register at www.respectability.org/jewish-events. Additional accommodations required to participate may be requested by emailing JoshuaS@RespectAbility.org. Following completion of the series, a recorded version, including slides and transcripts, will be available on www.respectability.org/jewish-events.

Adam Reinherz can be reached at areinherz@pittsburghjewishchronicle.org.

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