All sessions are listed for Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Business Sessions

ALL ZOOM Sessions can also call in using this Zoom phone number —

1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma).

Monday, September 14, 2020

1:00pm — Building the Case for Digital Accessibility – Storefront to Web Accessibility Series

Learn how web accessibility can complement, and enhance, storefront Accessibility; what digital accessibility is and how it is not only the “right thing to do” but how it can also strengthen a brand, more effectively communicate brand messages and potentially tap into a $6 Trillion market. Zoom Meeting ID: 821 4283 7236 

Laine Amoureux, Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC)

Digital Accessibility Evangelist, mother, avid reader and guide dog handler – Laine Amoureux is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC) through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). She has five years of experience aiding small businesses, non-profit organizations and Idaho State Agencies on their individual journey to digital accessibility. Laine’s strong community relationships,  Personal experience and  10 years teaching assistive technology to those who are blind, those with low vision and those who are deaf-blind  equips her with a one-of-a-kind perspective on the access needs of consumers with disabilities. Pair all of this with Laine’s B.A. in Public Communications and she is perfectly positioned to assist individuals, organizations and businesses master their accessible digital branding across all communication channels. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

9:00am — Disability Etiquette: Your Nagging Questions, Answered 

From hiring a person with a disability to serving your customers who have disabilities, how do you as a professional or business owner navigate the seemingly complicated issues around disability? What do you want to ask but are not sure how? 

Join Jen Grush-Dale as she leads you through the maze of “forbidden words” and hidden pitfalls to light a way to practical solutions. Be prepared to participate! Jen prefers to know what YOU want to know. Bring your questions to this safe space where we can discuss all of those issues that may have been nagging at you. You can submit your questions ahead of time at https://bit.ly/32baYZK. She will do her best to answer as many of them as possible during this session! Zoom Meeting ID: 815 2953 1459 

Jen Grush-Dale, Executive Assistant, Living Independence Network Corp.

Jen has been affiliated with LINC in one way or another since 2001; she has been a board member, consumer and employee (but not all at the same time!). Jen was fortunate enough to have parents who raised her with the independent living philosophy (even though they didn’t know it at the time). Being involved with LINC allows her to pass along to others what she was given. As a person with a disability, LINC’s work to make our community more accessible and accepting of disability is almost ingrained into Jen like DNA! 

Jen is the president of Snake River Valley chapter of Little People of America. She enjoys helping new families as they navigate the world with a little person. She has also served on the City of Boise Accessible Parking Committee since 2019. Jen was raised in eastern Idaho and got her bachelor’s degree from Boise State (in technical writing). She now spends her free time with her husband and daughter eating out, playing cards with family and enjoying a sci-fi flick. 

1:00pm — Understanding the Disabled Audience – Storefront to Web Accessibility Series

Learn how web accessibility can complement, and enhance, storefront Accessibility; what digital accessibility is and how it is not only the “right thing to do” but how it can also strengthen a brand, more effectively communicate brand messages and potentially tap into a $6 Trillion market. Zoom Meeting ID: 864 8232 4187 

Laine Amoureux, Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC)

Digital Accessibility Evangelist, mother, avid reader and guide dog handler – Laine Amoureux is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC) through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). She has five years of experience aiding small businesses, non-profit organizations and Idaho State Agencies on their individual journey to digital accessibility. Laine’s strong community relationships,  Personal experience and  10 years teaching assistive technology to those who are blind, those with low vision and those who are deaf-blind  equips her with a one-of-a-kind perspective on the access needs of consumers with disabilities. Pair all of this with Laine’s B.A. in Public Communications and she is perfectly positioned to assist individuals, organizations and businesses master their accessible digital branding across all communication channels.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9:00am — Demystifying Hiring an Individual with a Disability

Make your organization stronger by building a diverse and inclusive workplace! Participate in this session to learn about the many incentives, resources and community supports available to assist your business in hiring someone with a disability. This discussion aims to address some of the questions you might be nervous to ask and will dispel your hesitations of hiring people with disabilities. Zoom Meeting ID: 854 4312 0290 

Rachel Piepmeyer, Founder/Owner, Identity Career Services (ICS)

Rachel Piepmeyer is the founder/owner of Identity Career Services (ICS), an organization that empowers individuals to acquire competitive, life-long employment skills by teaching, creating meaningful employer connections and supporting independence in the workplace. Rachel strives to implement approaches that support individuals with disabilities. Her customized methods have led her to be successful assisting others in finding and maintaining employment throughout Idaho. Prior to ICS, Rachel worked as an Employment Specialist for a local non-profit, employed individuals as a Corporate Recruiter and served as a Disability Resource Coordinator for the State of Idaho Department of Labor. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. 

1:00pm — Introduction to Accessible Visuals – Storefront to Web Accessibility Series

Learn how web accessibility can complement, and enhance, storefront Accessibility; what digital accessibility is and how it is not only the “right thing to do” but how it can also strengthen a brand, more effectively communicate brand messages and potentially tap into a $6 Trillion market. Zoom Meeting ID: 862 5974 6702 

Laine Amoureux, Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC)

Digital Accessibility Evangelist, mother, avid reader and guide dog handler – Laine Amoureux is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC) through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). She has five years of experience aiding small businesses, non-profit organizations and Idaho State Agencies on their individual journey to digital accessibility. Laine’s strong community relationships,  Personal experience and  10 years teaching assistive technology to those who are blind, those with low vision and those who are deaf-blind  equips her with a one-of-a-kind perspective on the access needs of consumers with disabilities. Pair all of this with Laine’s B.A. in Public Communications and she is perfectly positioned to assist individuals, organizations and businesses master their accessible digital branding across all communication channels.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

1:00pm — Introduction to Accessible Audio- Storefront to Web Accessibility Series

Learn how web accessibility can complement, and enhance, storefront Accessibility; what digital accessibility is and how it is not only the “right thing to do” but how it can also strengthen a brand, more effectively communicate brand messages and potentially tap into a $6 Trillion market. Zoom Meeting ID: 810 5172 3437 

Laine Amoureux, Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC)

Digital Accessibility Evangelist, mother, avid reader and guide dog handler – Laine Amoureux is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core competencies (CPACC) through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). She has five years of experience aiding small businesses, non-profit organizations and Idaho State Agencies on their individual journey to digital accessibility. Laine’s strong community relationships,  Personal experience and  10 years teaching assistive technology to those who are blind, those with low vision and those who are deaf-blind  equips her with a one-of-a-kind perspective on the access needs of consumers with disabilities. Pair all of this with Laine’s B.A. in Public Communications and she is perfectly positioned to assist individuals, organizations and businesses master their accessible digital branding across all communication channels.

We Want to Say THANK YOU to Our Generous Sponsors:

logo blue cross of idaho care plus
logo international association for accessiblity professionals
logo idaho assistive technology project
logo amoureux consulting

We Also Want to Thank Our Community Partners:

SILC Idaho State Independent LIving Council
Disability Action Center Northwest