Education and Outreach

Derek at the ComputerThroughout the year, Donka provides  education and outreach on assistive technology and disability advocacy via numerous events.

Lab and Assistive Technology Tours

Donka hosts computer lab tours and assistive technology demonstrations for special education teachers, rehab professionals, employers, and donors. Contact us to arrange a tour for your group.

Seminars and Workshops

Donka hosts assistive technology training workshops for disability professionals. Throughout the year, there are 7 accommodation seminars for employers and HR professionals. Please contact us for a current schedule.  Donka regularly participates in community events as an exhibitor to increase awareness of our computer training programs and  to provide outreach services to the community. Contact us for more information.

Past events include:

      • AbilityLinks Consortium–hosted ADA and the Workplace Seminar
      • Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours–hosted event jointly with DuPage Convalescent Center
      • Citizens Advocacy Fair–booth
      • College of DuPage Job Fair–booth promoting hiring employees with disabilities accommodation
      • College of DuPage Volunteer Fair
      • DuPage County Teachers Institute Day–hosted teacher sessions on AT and job placement
      • IL Rehabilitators Assoc., Regional Conference–panel seminar on AT
      • IL Educators of the Physically/Health Impaired–workshop for teachers
      • Internet Training Seminar for the Blind & Visually Impaired
      • Midwest ACE Conference–presented panel seminar and had an AT exhibit booth
      • Open House for DuPage Community Leaderstechnology
      • Opportunities for the Blind–hosted regional awards ceremony

Advocacy Committees- Community Affiliations

Donka staff serves on important disability committees including:

DuPage Para-Transit Committee
STEPS-Students in Transition
AbilityLinks Consortium
Chamber of Commerce Membership–Wheaton and Naperville
West Suburban Philanthropic Network

Train the Trainer Program

The Train the Trainer program is designed to give those who work with persons with disabilities training in the assistive technology products that will help their students, patients or family members meet their specific needs.  With these courses, high school special education teachers, vocational staff, and rehabilitation staff will learn to manage and use assistive technology with independence and confidence.  Learn more about the Train the Trainer program and contact us to schedule a course.