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Back to School

School started this week for many of you, and now is the perfect time for students and teachers to become disability aware. We at JJsList.com collaborated with Chicago Public Schools and Karl Productions to create a short video titled Disability Awareness: Students with Disabilities Teach Educators,  in…

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Disability in Disney Part 2

I believe it’s important for individuals with disabilities to be represented in the media, especially in films, and a few months ago, I wrote about how Disney portrays individuals with disabilities in a positive light through films like Finding Nemo (2003). Last month, I saw…

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Art Thou Winning Us Over, Starbucks?

Starbucks, Oh ye of the venti, grande, and talls!  Are you making a genuine commitment to hiring people with disabilities?

Recently, a video went viral that showcased a young adult with autism working at a Starbucks.  The video put music to his disability and gave him…

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The 5 Best Disability-Aware Videos of 2014!

 

The end of 2014 is upon us! In celebration, we would like to share with you our favorite disability-aware videos from 2014!

1. “Duracell: Trust Your Power – NFL’s Derrick Coleman (Extended Cut)

This video is beyond powerful. In this extended commercial, Duracell tells the story of Derrick Coleman – an NFL…

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Setting the Pace For Independence

Pace Suburban Bus sets a high standard for disability awareness when it comes to transportation needs for individuals with disabilities. jjslist.com and Pace Suburban Bus have teamed up again this year to help individuals with developmental, intellectual and learning disabilities build skills and know how in riding…

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Customer Service Ladder

Customer Service: Businesses Must Evolve for People With Disabilities

Disability is something that can affect anyone. Some people are born with disabilities whereas others can become disabled for a variety of reasons including illness and accidents. Sometimes this can even be a result of medical negligence or a brain injury. I think it’s fair…

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Gmail Tutorial: Using Gmail’s New Tabs

Wondering why you’re not receiving our newsletter?

Want to know how to setup your gmail so your favorite newsletter doesn’t get filtered to the social or promotions tab?

This Gmail Tutorial Covers:

Move emails promotions to your primary inbox
Change your settings for the tabs
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Social Security Administration Says “No” to the R-word

Three years after Obama signed Rosa’s Law, the SSA will replace “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability.”

This move by The Social Security Administration to use appropriate terminology in its communications is a response to pressure from many in the disability community, including JJ’s List to change…

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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Part 4 – Getting Off Of The Bus

Completing the set is the final video of our four-part instructional video series on how to take the public bus, starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown.

This time, they cover the basics of:

how to find out where you are
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People With Disabilities Educate Teachers

Chicago Public Schools Gets Advice From People With Disabilities

When Chicago Public Schools asked us to help them with a disability awareness training for their elementary and middle school staff, we jumped at the chance!  From our experience as the creators of the jjslist.com Disability Awareness…

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