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REI Tour Webinars and Audioconferences


2011 Webinar Series

2010 Audioconference Series


2011 REI Tour Webinar Series
December 15, 2011 - Top Ten Tips for the 2012 Tax Season

Don Dill, IRS-SPEC Senior Tax Analyst shared his "Top Ten Tips" for the upcoming 2012 tax season.

November 11, 2011 - 2012 REI Tour Kick-Off

Our theme at this year's Mayor's Leadership Academy was "Leading the Charge for Change: Educate, Advocate, Innovate" and as we begin a new year of National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour, we want to provide you with the tools to Educate, Advocate and Innovate in your communities and beyond!

In this webinar, we unveiled our new tools and new approaches to our partners as we continue to work and strive for economic empowerment for persons with disabilities.

View a recording of the webinar on YouTube (Live Captioning Transcript)


August 25, 2011 - Engaging the Disability Community To Increase Participation Rate for Your VITA, IDA and Financial Education Programs

This webinar will introduce you to this growing workforce population, familiarize you with community resources that can assist you in your outreach efforts, and teach you how to provide accessibility and accommodations assistance for people with disabilities. You will also hear some best practices from organizations that have been successful in reaching this new audience.


Elizabeth Jennings, National Disability Institute
Elizabeths's PowerPoint


July 28, 2011 - Using Social Media to Enhance Your Online Presence

This webinar will provide an overview of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and will provide 5 social media tips to enhance your online presence. Best practices will be shared by the National Disability Institute and Real Economic Impact Tour partners, United Way of the Bay Area and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville who are using social media to increase outreach for VITA and Financial Education.

View a recording of the webinar (audio and presentations) Press the "Playback" button.


Nakia Matthews, Media and Technology Coordinator, National Disabilty Institute
Nakia's PowerPoint

Kelly Batson, Reginal Director, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, United Way of the Bay Area
Kelly's PowerPoint

Jessica Brady Ho, Manager, Nashville Alliance for Financial Independence (NAFI), United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
Jessica's PowerPoint


January 27, 2011 - Everything You Need to Know About the 2011 Tax Filing Season

Join us for a conversation with Don Dill, IRS SPEC and Lee Davenport, One-Economy's to learn about updates for the 2011 tax filing season. To view a recording of the webinar (audio and presentations) click here and press the "Playback" button.

Don Dill's Powerpoint
(631kb, PPT)

Lee Davenport's Powerpoint
(7.0mb, PPT) 


2010 REI Tour Audioconference Series

January 29, 2010 - ARRA Act

The topic of the audioconference was the Ameican Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and what implications it may have for the economic futures of people with disabilities.

The call was recorded and is available for download here (11mb, MP3).

Overview of the ARRA Act of 2009
(514kb, PDF)

February 25, 2010 - Making Your Tax Sites Accessible

Pamela Williamson, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC): Southeast ADA Center and Karen Hamilton, North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, DBTAC: Southeast ADA Center’s NC ADA Network Partner gave a very informative presentation, "Making VITA Sites Accessible to Persons with Disabilities." This presentation touched on rarely considered items such as care of landscaping as an accommodation for a blind person. Read more about the presenters here.

Making VITA Sites Accessible
(1.9mb, PDF)

March 25, 2010 - What to Know About Public Benefits and Tax Filing

NDI's Sharon Brent and tax expert Steven Mendelsohn presented during this call.

How Do the EITC and CTC Interact With Public Benefits?
(229kb, PDF)

May 27, 2010 - Disability and Technology


Paula Kelley, Client and Business Management Executive, U. S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T

Steven Mendelsohn, Attorney, Co-Principal Investigator and Researcher, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

The call was recorded and is available for download here (9.2mb, MP3).