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On Dec. 11, 2020 the Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network organized and hosted its first ever Virtual Disability Awareness Jeopardy Game. Its purpose was to celebrate the skills and capabilities of workers with disabilities while raising awareness of disability etiquette.

Categories and questions were carefully crafted and vetted by the NorthEast ADA Center with Michele Green, District Coordinator for Workforce, Development & Business Relations, ACCES-VR, acting as MC.

The online game was created online using a website called and categories included:

  • Rolling right along: Customers who use wheelchairs
  • Read my lips: Customers with hearing loss
  • Moving on: Customers with neurological disability or stroke and more

Three two-person teams participated. Contestants and coaches placed as follows:
1st place: Matthew Banks with Coach Christopher O’Brien
2nd place: Lindsey Spiegal with Coach Coach: Janet Alpert
3rd place: Larry Perez with Coach Coach: Rich Jones

We would like to thank our sponsors and prize contributors:
1st prize $150:  Amazon Card, Robert O. Saunders, CEO, Hospitality Resource Group
2nd prize $100: Amazon Card, David Singer, CEO, Robison Energy
3rd prize $50: Amazon Card, Matt Pepe, Assistant President, Construction Industry Council

We would like to congratulate all of our contestants and coaches for being willing to put their disability knowledge to the test! Specia thanks to Michele Green, Linda McKinzie-Daugherty, Charlene Manning for spearheading the effort and our collaborators at Ability Beyond and Westchester Jewish Community Service (WJCS). The game was a fun and creative way to increase awareness and celebrate our differences and we look forward to our next round!

Watch the full game video.

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