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Pregnancy Discrimination Act

EEOC Expands Pregnancy-Related Disability Protections

Pregnancy Disability Discrimination LawsThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated their policy on pregnancy and pregnancy-related disability. Our stance? If it helps reduce workplace discrimination, we’re all for these new guidelines. The EEOC recently clarified many of … Read More >

Robin Williams

Robin Williams’ Suicide Brings Awareness to Mental Illness

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Believe it or not, mental illness IS a disability. It’s a mental health disability. But the recent suicide by beloved actor/comedian Robin Williams has cast a much-needed spotlight on the effects of this mental … Read More >

Chicago Dempster Merchants Association Wine Walk

Save the Date – Sept 18th Wine Walk


Chicago Dempster Merchants Wine Walk

We’re getting ready for the first Annual Wine Walk! We  hope to see you out and about, checking out the products various merchants are selling and enjoying the wonderful wine from Vinic … Read More >

Accessibility Logo

Is The New Accessibility Logo A Hit Or Miss?

Accessibility Logo Courtesy of The Accessible Icon Project

Accessibility Logo, Courtesy of Accessible Icon Project

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new legislation, creating a new policy for accessibility. The law amends existing New York State … Read More >

ADA Blog

The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 24, So What?


The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed on July 26, 1990, forced businesses to be compliant. However, as we’re celebrating, lets remember that there’s still work to be done. Often, when I hear about what is … Read More >

Parklet Ribbon Cutting

Evanston Parklet Opens!

State Senator Robyn Gabel, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and the Team

Evanston’s first parklet is officially open! Located right here on Dempster Street, the parklet  had its official ribbon-cutting this afternoon, … Read More >

Access Chicago
Sidewalk Sale

Sidewalk Sale Shows Businesses Are Disability-Aware

The Mexican Shop

The Mexican Shop

With our cash in hand, we directed ourselves to the Chicago/Dempster Neighborhood Sidewalk Sale. We were excited to visit our neighborhood businesses, look at the items … Read More >

Nordstrom Blog

Nordstrom Inspires, Features Models With Disabilities


Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

It seems as if disability awareness is getting more and more trendy and we like it. Major retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and is … Read More >