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Document Imaging

Module 5: Marketing Document Imaging

• Find Good Examples

• Create Brochures and DVDs

• Convince Decision Makers of All Types

brochure and DVD

Initial Activities and Brochures
Selling the idea of document imaging and hiring of people with developmental disabilities began with a pilot project of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Council wanted to be certain that people with the most significant disabilities could be successful in this type of work.

Communication Materials
Several existing workplaces in Minnesota that employed people with developmental disabilities were identified, and communication materials and a presentation were created to begin publicizing these early examples.

A small, colorful brochure and a 10 minute DVD were created, featuring government and business settings. Dana Badgerow, then Commissioner of the Department of Administration, was featured as a key promoter of the program.

Phone Survey
A telephone survey of state departments and visits with agency heads was conducted to determine if there was interest in moving their paper files into digital format. Several departments had already done so, while many were interested in the idea and could see benefits. The conversations introduced the idea of hiring people with developmental disabilities for the scanning work.

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