1st Choice Credit Union collaborated with the National Disability Institute and several others to convene the Financial Inclusion Summit recently.
The summit addressed the financial knowledge, skill gaps and barriers that prevent Americans with disabilities from participating in the economic mainstream. It also focused on creating solutions to assure their access to financial mainstream services.
“Equal opportunity must include options to build the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed financial decisions, access to financial education and coaching, affordable and accessible financial service and products, inclusion in career pathways and the ability to save and build assets,” Michael Morris, executive director of the National Disability Institute said in a press release. “The Atlanta Financial Inclusion Summit is about the power of collaboration. Together, we can build opportunity for shared prosperity and the full participation of Americans with disabilities in the economic mainstream.”