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Congratulations to the winners of our SPILLS-Infinitec Grant Competition

02/20/12 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Word about SPILLS has been spreading. To meet early demand for our Internet curriculum for students with disabilities, JJ’s List offered a grant through Infinitec. 8 great schools were selected from a competitive field to receive the SPILLS Curriculum and training to implement it with students ranging…

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Lessons in Internet Safety and Productivity

Each Saturday this month, if you peered through the windows of the Northbrook Public Library, you might have spotted a group of talented teenagers engaged in discussion and interactive games with the JJ’s List Team. That’s because we’ve been putting our Safe and Productive Internet Life…

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Where The Blind Really Do Lead The Blind

What if you were to lose your vision today? Would you be able to find your way around your room? your home? How about New York City?

One of the most memorable parts of my trip to the Big Apple involved spending 50 minutes “navigating New…

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Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins and her wardrobe of legs

Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimee Mullins was told she would never walk, and would likely spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Her doctors really wanted to give her a chance at independent mobility, so they amputated both her legs below…

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Picture of MBA Mommy

D-blogger of the month: MBA Mommy

Have you ever picked up one of those books that you just. couldn’t. put. down? Didn’t matter that you had to get up at the crack of dawn the next day… you just wanted to keep going.

That’s what it was like for me reading the…

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3 lessons in disability-awareness we can all learn

When David Kreiman, the Executive VP at Glenview State Bank, wrote a response to a jjslist.com review, he delivered a fine example disability-awareness.

He took the time to investigate the issue mentioned, rectify it, and write personally to the reviewer to thank her for bringing it…

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Review Contest Winner!

You came, you reviewed and you conquered. You put your mouth where your money was and told businesses what you thought of their disability-aware service.

Congratulations to the winners of our year-end review contest 2011:

Most Number of Reviews: John Maxson
Impact Award: Dog lover 26 and the Glenview Transition…

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Video: Blind Chef Laura Martinez demonstrates Tres Leches Cake

Blind Chef Laura Martinez of Charlie Trotter’s blew the crowd away with her wonderful demonstration of how to make Tres Leches Cake. It was standing room only at the event in Whole Foods Market Evanston South, a leader in disability-awareness in the community, on Dec 19.

On top…

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Working with a Disability: An Insider’s View

Our Office Assistant Apprentice Sarah Armour had the opportunity to share what it ‘s like to be in the workplace as a person with a disability as a guest blogger on ThinkBeyondTheLabel.com.

“When I graduated, I thought that because I was no longer using the school’s…

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Highlights of 2011

12/15/11 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

2011 has been a very exciting year for the JJ’s List Team. We’ve been hard at work and are loving every minute of the journey. If we had the opportunity to cross paths with you this year, thank you. It’s been an honor and we…

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