Weld County, CO, September 9, 2021 – Connections for Independent Living has partnered with The Arc of Weld County and High Plains Library District to provide equitable access technology workshops and training to area residents with disabilities.
Workshops and tech sessions began today and will be provided at no cost to participants. Sessions are hosted in-person at Connections’ offices in Greeley, with remote access offered to anyone in the northeastern Colorado community who cannot or wishes not to attend in person.
“We know that during the pandemic, access and literacy of digital communication became a Super Separator, leaving many people in marginalized communities behind. What used to be useful to know became life-altering/saving during the pandemic. We aim to lessen this gap with access to broadband advocacy at the state level and technology support and literacy instruction right here at home,” said Rochelle Mitchell-Miller, Connections CEO.
The Arc of Weld County is hosting three weekly lunch-and-learn workshops beginning September 14. These hour-long sessions, with lunch included, will cover skills and practices related to email, internet safety, and online telehealth and prescriptions. Pre-registration for these afternoon sessions is required if lunch is included. Interested persons can call 970-353-5219, ext. 105 to reserve their position.
The High Plains Library District’s Book-a-Librarian program provides skills workshops beginning September 9. Sessions will be specialized to an individual’s immediate digital needs. Pre-registration for these workshops is requested for participants by contacting the Connections office at 970-352-8682, ext. 1009.
Connections is offering limited free transportation to and from the workshops on a first-come basis for Greeley residents. Contact Connections to schedule. More information regarding these workshops can be found at our Workshops page online.
Connections for Independent Living is a non-residential, participant-controlled nonprofit Independent Living Center that promotes independent living and the empowerment of all persons with disabilities. The organization is one of nine certified Independent Living Centers throughout Colorado and since 1986 has specifically served individuals in seven northeastern counties.