Kevin Nordmeyer to Speak at Iowa Summit on Disability Employment
BNIM Principal, Kevin Nordmeyer will be a guest speaker at the 2021 Iowa Summit on Disability Employment. This day long event aims to connect with Iowa business owners, human resource experts and disability service providers to discuss ways to solve some of Iowa’s greatest workforce challenges, from hiring to engagement and retention. Kevin will be discussing how to incorporate inclusive design strategies into buildings in order to create greater opportunities for engaging those with disabilities into the workforce. He will be using the Tom and Ruth Harkin Center as an example for universal design strategies, which includes generous circulation spaces that support sign-language conversations and multiple wheelchair-users, supportive environment for low-vision and low-hearing individuals, accessible parking, and gender inclusive bathrooms.
Event highlights include:
- Message from Senator Tom Harkin: Senator Harkin will discuss the importance of hiring employees with disabilities and enhancing equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace
- State of Iowa’s workforce landscape: Local and national experts will provide insights into Iowa’s labor market and the role employees with disabilities can play in addressing labor shortages
- Putting vision into action: Hear directly from Iowa businesses about the benefits they’ve seen from a diverse workforce
- Small-group breakout sessions: Gain an in-depth understanding of language, law, leadership, and longevity
This hybrid event will take place August 19, 2021 from 8am-5pm CST.