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SAIL announces disability etiquette trainings for hospitality industry

Posted: April 7, 2013 - 12:04am

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL, Inc) is announcing new Disability Etiquette and Accommodation trainings for the tour and hospitality industry in Juneau. Trainings will cover a wide range of accommodations needed to assist individuals with hearing, visual and mobility impairments. This will include guiding someone with a visual impairment, assisting someone using a wheelchair, how to make businesses more accessible as well as information on local resources.

Attendees can choose one of two scheduled, public training sessions: Thursday, April 11, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Aspen Suites Hotel or Friday, April 12, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Prospector Hotel. Businesses can also set up a time for personal, customized trainings for their employees.

For more information, or to register, visit www.alaskaaccessibletravel.com, email tourism@sailinc.org or call 321-3154 (cell and text).

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