Co-Working Space The Vault
After a constructive conversation with our members on safely returning to our facility, we have drafted the following operational policy considering the recommended guidelines from Governor Whitmer’s MI Safe Start program. The following procedures are encouraged to ensure our members have a safe working environment that they can trust.
The entire office space has been converted to either private offices or dedicated desk cubicles, including the conference room that will be converted into dedicated desk cubicles to allow members more personal space. This ensures that there is a minimum of 6ft around each seat that will be clearly marked to define the area. Each individual area will only be in use by the member who has chosen it.
Drop-In memberships are no longer an option, and monthly membership is encouraged by offering better value for money. However, weekly options are still available with those members restricted to our converted overflow area.
Visitors may only access the building when escorted by a member.
Visitors should also be kept to the absolute minimum.
Everyone, including visitors, entering The Vault needs to check in via the proximity app.
All logins and membership management will be taking place on personal devices. This enables us to have an accurate log of people using the space that members will also be able to keep track of so that they can make educated decisions depending on their circumstances.
Anyone entering The Vault is required to wear a mask when in and walking through public areas-including members and visitors. Each workspace will be equipped with sanitization spray to give members control over their area. Members are also encouraged to restrict their refreshments to their desk areas as the kitchen facilities will be suspended until they can resume safely.
The public areas such as the entrance and bathrooms will be sanitized daily. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance to the building, at each sink, and at the printer.. Any mail received will be transferred to the mail area and will be available to pick up, however you must check in to do so.
Please refrain from touching your face, and wash hands with hot soap and water for at least 30 seconds. All expected practices will be posted through out the office with reminders to help us all adjust to the new normal and give clear guidelines for safe practices.
We reserve the right to make any changes to this policy that are deemed necessary in order to ensure the safety of our members.
Please visit our membership website to sign up or check availability of membership levels.
$30 per month
|Weekly Dedicated Desk||$50 per week|
|Dedicated Desk||$149 per month|
|Private Office #1|
$199 per month
|Private Office #2|
$249 per month
|Private Office #3|
$299 per month
|Private Office #4||$349 per month|
|Punch Pass||$12 per day, must purchase at least 5 punches to start.|
3 Ways People with Disabilities Use Technology at Work
Written by Patrick Young of AbleUSA.info
Photo by Marcus Aurelius from Pexels
Technology has ever been a tool for making life easier for people — streamlining everyday activities, creating efficiencies where possible, and bringing a global community together for the betterment of humanity. Bill Gates once said: “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.”
These everyday tools and technologies can be used by people with disabilities to develop their careers, improve learning opportunities, and live fulfilled and happy lives. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways people with disabilities use technology in the workplace:
Assistive technologies in the workplace
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 guaranteed that employers would accommodate “known physical or mental limitations” of their employees and that organizations could not discriminate on the grounds of disability. Nowadays, assistive technologies are making strides and taking us even further in terms of accommodations — making technology accessible makes it open to everyone — and can especially help people with disabilities feel empowered in the workplace.
For instance, for wheelchair users, a tablet or computer mount can be attached to the chair to allow for easy touch-typing and handling the device at whatever height you’re comfortable with. Smart devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home can also provide assistive accommodations as these companies have focused on making sure that people with vision, hearing, cognitive, and dexterity needs have no issues using their products. These kinds of assistive technologies help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace.
Develop your career online
Getting an education has never been easier with the advent of remote learning technologies and tools, and anyone can take advantage of this opportunity. Going back to school and earning an online degree in accounting, for example, can help you on the path to becoming a certified public accountant. Along the way, you will learn skills in other fields, as well, which will make you more marketable to potential employers. These additional skills include marketing, economics, finance, and business management.
If you return to school and want to pursue a degree in computer science and information technology, that industry has a lot of potential, as well. Obtaining certificates in cloud-based technologies or Agile development methods can be beneficial in helping you advance your career. Again, this can be accomplished online. Remote learning for career advancement is a huge opportunity for everyone.
Work from home — on your own tech
People with disabilities can work anywhere — out of their own homes, co-working spaces, cafes, etc. — by investing in office equipment and using their own computers and smart devices. Small business owners often get their start by working out of their home office. In fact, 69 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs started their businesses from home.
Part of running a business out of home is making sure you have reliable access to both the internet and the technologies you need to carry out your work. For example, having a reliable and up-to-date smartphone will help you easily and quickly connect with clients or customers. Speed should be a top consideration when you’re looking for a newer model — be sure to check with your wireless provider to see if you can purchase a pre-owned model or trade in your old phone for a good deal on a new one.
Just the beginning
These are only a few of the ways people with disabilities can use technology to advance their careers or start their home-based businesses. Our careers are enhanced by the availability of assistive technologies, smart devices, and remote learning capabilities.
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