We're pleased to partner with Springboard in making their financial management material accessible to people with visual disabilities
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2008
Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is pleased to announce that one of their most popular seminar presentations will be available to people with visual disabilities. Springboard's Power of Paycheck Planning, a money management presentation, is being converted into the Braille system, a method that is widely used by the blind to read and write. The Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) is converting the seminar presentation into Braille, which will be available to the public for the first time at the Inland Empire Disability Resource Expo taking place on Thursday, October 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
"This is great news," said Melinda Opperman, Vice President of Community Outreach. "It is our desire that Springboard's seminars, workshops and educational materials be available in formats that are accessible to all consumers."
Springboard will be an exhibitor and workshop presenter at the IEDC Resources Expo. In addition to the Braille translation, Springboard's materials will also be available at the Expo in large print. Springboard's Power of Paycheck Planning workshop will be presented in English, Spanish and American Sign Language at the Expo.
"We're pleased to partner with Springboard in making their financial management material accessible to people with visual disabilities," said Ben Jauregui, Disability Program Manager for the Inland Empire Health Plan. "This effort supports our mission of making programs, services and facilities useable by everyone, to the greatest extent possible." The Inland Empire Health Plan is a platinum sponsor of the Expo and co-sponsor of the IEDC.
The IEDC Resources Expo will be held at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Workshops will focus on universal access and design issues and making programs and services available to everyone regardless of age, ability or situation. For more information on the workshops and expo please call (909) 890-5833 or (909) 890-1623 TTY.
About Springboard: Springboard is a nonprofit credit education and financial counseling organization founded in 1974. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with money, credit and debt management through confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying high standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. Springboard is a HUD approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies. The agency has several locations in California and offers face-to-face and nationwide phone counseling services. For more information on Springboard, call 1-800 WISE PLAN (1-800-947-3752) ext. 7750 or visit their web site at http://www.credit.org.
About Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative: The Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative comprises 70+ organizations serving people with disabilities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The Collaborative dedicates their efforts to promoting equal opportunity, universal access, and full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. For more information visit their web site at http://www.iedisabilitiescollaborative.com