The JJs List Blog

New Employment Tool for People With Disabilities

Here at JJsList.com, we champion the inclusion of people with disabilities as customers and as employees, and we believe in standing up for your rights when you have a disability.  Luckily, Equip for Equality has set up a new Employment Rights Helpline. The goal of…

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Wheelchair Bowling:  Do Wheelchairs belong in Bowling Alleys?

A Wheeling, IL Bowling Alley Reportedly Says Wheelchairs Don’t Belong.

Recently, a special education teacher posted a review on JJ’s List.com about Pinheads Jeffery Lanes in Wheeling, IL, saying that the manager denied her a reservation for her school group because the wheels of a wheelchair user…

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What the Heck is Person First Language?

Simply put, person-first language is a way of talking with or about disability that focuses on the person first and the disability second, if at all.  It’s easy! And it makes a difference in effectively connecting with your co-workers and employees who have disabilities.  

Fire…

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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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Forest Preserves of Cook County Learns About Disability Awareness

Last week was a busy one for our Disability Awareness Players as they did not one, but THREE trainings for the Forest Preserves of Cook County at the Brookfield Zoo. Everyone had a great two days, and even got to spend some time at the…

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Glencoe Illinois School District Gets Disability Awareness Educated

When the JJ’s List.com Disability Awareness Players trained Glencoe Schools in Glencoe, IL. to be disability aware, they were helping teachers, administrators and teachers assistants build the knowledge they want and need to educate future generations in how to communicate comfortably and confidently with people…

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Disability Awareness Players Visit a Comcast Meeting

Last week, our Disability Awareness Players were special guests at a Comcast meeting at Pinstripes in Oak Park, Illinois. Everyone was actively engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback, such as this quote from an audience member:

“Truly enjoyed this experience! You all did…

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Lyric Opera Gets Disability Aware Trained

Yesterday, our Disability Awareness Players visited the Lyric Opera in Chicago to train their staff on how to be Disability Aware. Here’s what one of the audience members had to say of the Training:

“So engaging! I’m so inspired by your work and assistance!”

We’re looking forward to…

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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Gets Disability Awareness Trained

The Disability Awareness Players visited the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events the other day to successfully train its staff members to be Disability Aware. Everyone enjoyed the Training, and we received a lot of positive feedback. Here’s what one audience member had to…

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Goodman Theatre Gets Disability Trained

Our Disability Awareness Players completed yet another successful Disability Awareness Training at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Everyone was actively involved, and we received a lot of positive feedback, such as this quote from one of the audience members:

“This takes away some of the concerns…

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