Utah Center for Assistive Technology Hosts Open House

 


To celebrate October’s National Disability Awareness Month, the Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) hosted an open house to showcase the different assistive technologies available in Utah. The open house gave the public an opportunity to see what assistive technologies are available through UCAT and its partners.


The open house featured Brian Lahti as the keynote speaker who is a former UCAT client. Brian has a spinal cord injury resulting from a car accident when he was a teenager. Working with UCAT, he was able to improve his mobility while attending school and his driving mobility. Brian has since married, had twins and graduated from law school. He shared his experiences at the open house to help attendees understand how UCAT staff can change lives with their services. More...




Local Employers Honored for Going the Extra Mile to Hire People with Disabilities



Four local businesses and one advocate empowering individuals with disabilities were honored with Golden Key Awards presented by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Department of Workforce Services, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation on October 24 at the Governor’s Mansion.


“These employers and leaders have had a great impact on the people they serve in their communities,” said Leah Lobato, director of the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. “Their dedication to go the extra mile in serving those with disabilities and veterans is inspiring and admirable." More...





Utah's Employment Summary: September 2017



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for September 2017 grew by an estimated 2.4 percent, adding 35,100 jobs to the economy since September 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,481,100.


September’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior month to 3.4 percent. Approximately 53,800 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point from August to 4.2 percent. More...