Disability Awareness Training

Disability Awareness Training will take place on November 9th, 2016!

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, in collaboration with our partner, Disability Awareness Training, is pleased to offer this one day training on how to properly respond to visitors with disabilities while ensuring a proactive approach to accessibility and accommodations.

Disability Awareness Training has tailored a presentation for parks, sites and destinations within the National Heritage Area. It brings together an education on disabilities, customized for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, while enhancing sensitivity. The presentation includes definitions of disabilities, proper etiquette and interaction skills, visitor experiences and expectations, federal guidelines, event planning, and accessibility/universal design. Resources, tools, and direction on how to ensure you are properly responding will also be provided. 

The costs of the workshop have been sponsored by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. Space is limited. Please inform us if you need any accommodations (i.e. ASL interpreter, accessibility needs).

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:00am to 12:00pm
Niagara University
Academic Complex/Bisgrove Hall, Room 351

For more information and to register, contact Ally Spongr at 716-286-8087 or ally@discoverniagara.org

Did you know?

On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada.  Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812.  Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada.  Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.

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