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The Virtual REI Tour Toolkit has been designed to provide partners across the country with easy access to tools and resources that will assist in building an inclusive community of practice for VITA and Asset Building Coalitions across the country. The Virtual REI Tour Toolkit will be updated regularly throughout the year, so please bookmark this page and visit often for new tools.

 

Disability Awareness Training for VITA Volunteers & Site Coordinators

30-Second Trainings

Effective Strategies

TaxAccess


 
Disability Awareness Training for VITA Volunteers & Site Coordinators
 

This video, created by Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH) Buffalo, serves as a wonder training tool to acclimate VITA volunteers to situations where they may encounter customers with disabilities. View the video below or on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vS3pCe0eO4.

 
 
 
 
30-Second Trainings

Designed to be short, easy and fun, the REI Tour 30-Second Trainings are not tests but rather tools to increase knowledge on a variety of topics. The trainings should take only about 30 seconds to review and can be viewed on any computer with Microsoft Powerpoint.The interactive trainings will include national resources where individuals can go to get additional information.

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

 
 
 

Effective Strategies

Effective Strategies highlight best practices and provide case studies that REI Tour partners can distribute to individuals, coalition members and can be used as a tool to implement new strategies into their existing program. Each Effective Strategies handout is available to download as Word document.

Examples of People First Language

Hosting a MoneySmart Training

Selecting an Interpreter

Individual Development Accounts - Case Study

Making Accommodation Requests for Taxpayers with Disabilities

 
 
 
 
TaxAccess

Screen Shot of Tax Access Home Page - Click to Visit

The TaxAccess Project is a pilot project that was started in 2011 to increase awareness and provide technical assistance to VITA sites in 6 pilot cities in the Southeast portion of the United States. The TaxAccess Project is a collaborative project between NDI's REI Tour and the Southeast ADA Center. The TaxAccess Project provide a forum (safe zone) for questions and answers via email communication to disability accessibility experts. Visit www.adasoutheast.org/taxaccess.