Being Blind Couldn’t Stop Tricia Pokorny from Learning the #ChaChaCha @danceScape

#Blind? Meet Tricia Pokorny​ – her Life challenge couldn’t stop Tricia from learning the #ChaChaCha @danceScape. #shallwedance?

Tricia Pokorny is the Senior Manager of Accessibility for Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG), where she is responsible for interpreting and implementing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and its standards for OLG, province-wide.

A pioneer in providing accommodations to persons with disabilities in the gaming industry, Tricia led the development, implementation and management of an award-winning accessibility and diversity program at Casino Niagara/Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario for 13 years. During that time, she designed and delivered mandatory sensitivity awareness training and a community service program to promote workplace awareness and diversity; liaised with community agencies and other employers to benchmark best practices; provided job modification consultation, coaching and follow-up; conducted access audits to ensure accessibility for both employees and patrons; prepared and reported statistics and other measures of success to Senior Management; designed and executed a performance management framework; and delivered numerous presentations on disability awareness, employment, and accommodation. In 1999, Tricia was invited to speak before the International Labour Organization of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland about recruitment in the gaming industry and advancement opportunities for persons with disabilities. She joined the team at OLG in 2009, where she now oversees all aspects of accessibility for customers and employees.

danceScape’s mission is to inspire people to laugh, be fit, make fun friends, and experience romance through Dance. We teach people to gain confidence in themselves, not only on the dance floor but also in their personal and work life. We connect couples and singles from cross generations to live fun, fearless, and magical lives. Nothing makes our Team more happy than when students smile, laugh, hug, and embrace each other during their fun dance lessons and friendly social events. Our online and in-studio programs include Ballroom/Big Band, Salsa/Latin, West Coast Swing/Jive, danceTONE Fitness and danceFLOW QiGong/TaiChi. #shallwedance?

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