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Deaf Students Learn to Take Public Transportation

Bridget at one of the Hop on the Bus Trainings

When a class of deaf and hard of hearing students boarded a public bus recently, they got a surprise.  Bridget, a disability self-advocate, who was there to train them spoke her lines in sign language!

The students…

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Five Fulfilling Jobs That Seniors With Disabilities Can Do From Home

For seniors with disabilities, finding suitable work can be a bit stressful. Finding a job that allows for a flexible schedule while accommodating differently-abled employees can be an overwhelming task, but there are wonderful jobs that can be done from home, offer good pay, and…

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What Is a Chief Accessibility Officer?

As the world recognizes inclusion and accessibility as core values that drive businesses to serve an even larger market, a new role has emerged in the C-level ranks.

What is a Chief Accessibility Officer?

A CAO is somebody who is simultaneously intimately familiar with the company’s product…

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American Sign Language and Audio Description At Shedd Aquarium Performances

This holiday season, there will be an audio describer and an American Sign Language interpreter available during four of our A Holiday One World aquatic shows.

Show times:
The audio description and ASL interpretation will be available on the following dates during both the 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. shows:

• Wednesday, December…

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How Do Deaf People Communicate In The Workplace?

Lydia Callis wrote a really nice piece about why you should hire deaf or hard of hearing individuals, which got us thinking.  The Americans with Disabilities Act has provided a safe place for many deaf and hard of hearing people to request accommodations that give…

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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

During this Summer of 2015, the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield…

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The Thought Process Of A Deaf Man Going To The Movies

My wife and I have just moved to the suburbs and, predictably, we’re feeling verklempt about moving out of the city.  Besides needing to find new hobbies, we’re seeking out our local watering spots and movie theaters.

As an individual who is profoundly deaf, going to…

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