One event on March 15, 2018 at 2:00pm
One event on March 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
2:00 – 3:30 pm [Eastern] | 1:00 – 2:30 pm [Central ] | 12:00 – 1:30 pm [Mountain] | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm [Pacific]
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: creating a culture of financial inclusion and access; Money Smart, a financial education tool developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and ABLE accounts. Our speakers 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.’ 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.
Please join us on March 8, March 15, and March 22 for Show Me the Money!
Kathy V. Lovell, Senior Vice President Americans with Disabilities Act Manager Risk Management Group – Regions
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.
Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, families, and entire communities. The more people know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to increase savings, buy homes, and improve their financial health and well-being. Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. This session presents how Money Smart can be used to increase economic inclusion among individuals with disabilities.
To be announced; please check back.