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Better Toledo | Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

2024-06-06 15:00:00 2024-06-06 17:00:00 America/New_York Better Toledo | Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Learn about disability etiquette, language usage, respectful interactions; best practices for fostering a disability-inclusive workplace culture; tips for recruiting, hiring, and supporting employees Main Library - Meeting Room 1 (Large Glass)

Thursday, June 06
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-06 15:00:00 2024-06-06 17:00:00 America/New_York Better Toledo | Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Learn about disability etiquette, language usage, respectful interactions; best practices for fostering a disability-inclusive workplace culture; tips for recruiting, hiring, and supporting employees Main Library - Meeting Room 1 (Large Glass)

Main Library

Meeting Room 1 (Large Glass)

Learn about disability etiquette, language usage, respectful interactions; best practices for fostering a disability-inclusive workplace culture; tips for recruiting, hiring, and supporting employees

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) will facilitate an interactive workshop to raise awareness of disability etiquette, proper language usage, and respectful interactions with people with disabilities; best practices for fostering a disability inclusive workplace culture; and tips for recruiting, hiring, and supporting employees with disabilities. 

This event is in partnership with The City of Toledo Human Relations Commission and is part of Better Toledo, a personal and professional development series to ensure “you will do better in Toledo.”

Certificates of completion are available to participants who take part in three or more sessions in 2024.

For group registrations please call 419-259-5293.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is a state of Ohio agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. By partnering with organizations including businesses, education, and non-profit organizations, OOD helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities. Join OOD’s Business Relations and Accessible Ohio Specialists to identify best practices for disability inclusion, workplace accessibility, and ways to connect with Ohio workers with disabilities.

Alanna Smith is the Business Relations Specialist for OOD.  Since joining OOD as a job developer in 2019, Alanna has worked closely with employers to support their efforts to hire and retain employees with disabilities. She provides services including direct candidate sourcing, hiring events and job fairs, and disability awareness training across Northwest Ohio’s 22 counties.  

Alanna holds a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Toledo. 

Shelly Burkhart is the Accessible Ohio Specialist for OOD.  In this role, Shelly supports Ohio’s businesses, communities, venues, and attractions to be accessible and inclusive through individualized consultations, education, and resources.

Shelly joined OOD in March 2016 as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. In this role, Shelly worked with students and adults with developmental disabilities to help them achieve competitive integrated employment.    

Prior to joining OOD, Shelly worked for a local county board of developmental disabilities and served as the deputy director at a local board of elections.  Shelly’s other work experiences include teaching at various colleges and universities, working in public health, and co-owning a computer store where she built and fixed computers. 

Shelly has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Sociology.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Performances/Special Events |

TAGS: | bettertoledo | abilityawareness |

Main Library

Phone: 419.259.5200

Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Tue, Jun 18 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

About the branch
  • 69 Windows PCs
  • 36 Windows laptops
  • 16 MACs
  • 20 children’s PCs
  • 6 children's early learning stations
  • 2 book scan stations
  • Making equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 100 person Community Room
  • 214 person Large Glass Room
  • 312 person McMaster Center
  • 200 person McMaster Lobby
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
  • ToleGo Public Bikes
  • 300 parking spots (includes 9 handicapped accessible spots)
  • 2 electric vehicle charging stations
  • 10 bicycle spots

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 20, 5:15pm - 7:15pm
The Fred H. McDonald Community Room (Capacity : 30)

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
McMaster Center and Lobby

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Fred H. McDonald Community Room (Capacity : 30)
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
McMaster Center and Lobby
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Space

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Small Business and Nonprofit Workspace
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
The Fred H. McDonald Community Room (Capacity : 30)

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Lawn

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Lawn

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 10, 9:30am - 10:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creativity Lab (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Space

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Fred H. McDonald Community Room (Capacity : 30)
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1 (Large Glass)
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Fri, Jul 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
McMaster Center and Lobby

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 17, 9:30am - 10:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 1 (Large Glass)

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teaching Lab (Computers and Media)

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Program Room (Children's Library)

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Small Business and Nonprofit Workspace