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Multiple Sclerosis Disability Awareness

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that many people do not understand. However, if you have been diagnosed with MS or you know someone who has, it is vital to be aware of what this disability is and how it will progress. This condition is…

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Great resources for ADA Compliance Guidelines

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We often get asked about compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act at our Disability Awareness Trainings for Businesses. So here’s a quick guide around ADA Compliance.

We’ve picked…

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Person First Language 101

Person First Language: Are You In the Habit?
Why Use Person First Language?

At JJ’s List, we believe that what we say influences how we think. What we think influences how we behave. When we use person first language (also known as people first language), we send…

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accessible home in evanston

Home Ownership Could Be Easier Than You Think

The City of Evanston is taking steps to make home ownership easier for moderate income families through the LiveEvanston program.

The city’s NSP2 program, marketed as LiveEvanston, is a great opportunity for families who think homeownership in Evanston is out of their reach, or for people…

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Terry and Beth Kiely at Om on the Range Yoga Studio in Chicago

Disability Friendly Yoga: Om on the Range

Disability Friendly Yoga: Sheila Fox Tam’s story and tips on practice as a hearing impaired yoga student.

Beth and Terry Kiely, owners of Om on the Range

I started practicing at ‘Om on the Range’ over 10 years ago after giving birth to my first child. I…

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Audio Description and Documentary Film

Movies play a big role in many of our lives. For the 1 in 30 Americans who are blind or have visual impairments, audio descriptions make a world of difference.

Making media accessible means providing the support needed for people of all abilities to enjoy it…

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Good Customer Service At Your Door

You’re a business owner and you want to provide good customer service.  For your customers with disabilities, a simple bell is a great tool.

Big Desire, Limited Resources

What if your customer needs help to get into the door of your business?  Whether you run a restaurant,…

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PSA for Disability with Eric Edling

PSA for Disability

Eric Edling, a disability activist and wheelchair user with Spina Bifida, recently sent is a PSA for Disability that he created with some friends. According to him, the video is about Disability being just part of the diversity of the world, and not something to…

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Screenshot from Skills to Pay the Bills series

Skills to Pay the Bills video series

Thanks to Alice Elliott at Welcome Change Productions, we stumbled upon a well-produced video series produced by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy covering multiple aspects of landing a job.

With topics such as “Enthusiasm and Attitude”, “Professionalism”, and “Networking”, these are ideal…

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Wayne Kulick Executive Director Countryside Association

Please turn out the lights when you leave

01/15/13 - Guest Blogger - 3 Comments

It’s happening more frequently.  Companies are choosing to move from Illinois to more regulation-friendly states, some families with disabled members have announced they are moving to where services are more progressive and readily available, and now social service employees are eyeing the state border.

Consider what…

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