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Visibility Arts to Showcase Artists with Disabilities at Wine Walk

Work In Progress By Leah

Toast to a great cause! On September 18, 2014, Visibility Arts will host “The Path to Independence: Finding Your Voice,” an art show featuring artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The art show will be held from 5 to 8pm at…

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People With Disabilities Are Not Recognized by Police

Complaints about police brutality have gotten more and more press in recent years. Thanks to social media and the prevalence of cameras, it’s easy to capture these moments. Police ineptness has also played a role in these incidents. But in recent years, there are other…

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Internship: Key to Building Workplace Skills

I recently started an internship with Keystone Alliance, an administrative services organization that supports Search, Inc.  I was excited to get this internship with the help of the No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life program. As my first internship, I’ve learned a…

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EEOC Expands Pregnancy-Related Disability Protections

The 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 the protections already established by federal law, and the new guidelines also…

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Robin Williams’ Suicide Brings Awareness to Mental Illness

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 health disability and the sad stigma surrounding it. But when…

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Save the Date – Sept 18th 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 Wine – all for a great cause! Thank you to the Chicago/ Dempster…

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Is The New Accessibility Logo A Hit Or Miss?

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 law, requiring that the word “handicapped” be removed from state signage, or replaced with a different…

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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 and isn’t ADA compliant, it’s often from a business owner…

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