Making Self-employment Dreams a Reality

April 16, 2010 by cpehrson

If self-employment is your goal, the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation (UATF)  is offering a two-part accessible webinar series that will provide you with information that you need to make your self-employment dreams become a reality.

These accessible web-based meetings are offered by the Washington Assistive Technology Foundation in coordination with the UATF.  The two-part webinar series will be held on May 19 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Part I: An Introduction to Micro-Enterpreneurship, and the Realities of Self-Employment, and on May 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Part II:  The Basics of Business Planning.

To register, you can phone:  435-797-2025 or Toll Free: 800-524-5152, or you can email: Lois Summers at lois.summers@usu.edu.

The UATF works with the Utah MicroEnterprise Loan Fund to help Utahns with disabilities of employment age, offering low-interest loans to start or expand a small business. 

If you are in need of assistive technology devices, home modifications or adapted vans, the UATF can also help you.  The UATF partners with Zions bank to offer low-interest loans to purchase hearing aids, wheelchairs, augmentative communication, Braille notetakers, print enlargers, scooters, home modications and adapted vans.

The UATF is a private, non-profit organization that works through the Utah Assistive Technology Program at the CPD to provide low-interest loans to individuals with disabilities to obtain the assistive technology devices and services they need to communicate, complete daily tasks, succeed in inclusive classrooms, work competitively, and participate in community activities. 

Over the years, the UATF has been able to help hundreds of Utahns with disabilities of all ages obtain loans to purchase the assistive technology that allows them to be independent, productive and successful at home, at school, at work and in the community.

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