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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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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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Unexpected Behaviors At Work

When we go to work, we expect to do the job that we have been assigned to.  It is usually pretty straightforward.  Your boss gives you a list of tasks to complete and you do them.  It’s a professional environment where you know what’s going…

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Microsoft Takes A Strong Stance On Accessibility

Brad Smith, the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, recently announced a new hire and strategic initiative that portends an exciting future for accessibility in Microsoft’s product offerings.

Those magical words of “culture change” towards an inclusion-oriented thought process when it comes to the development…

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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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Pride Mobility and Accessibility

We have a segment in our JJsList.com Disability Awareness Training sessions where we focus on accessibility for wheelchair users.  When one talks about a handicapped accessible parking spot or handicapped accessible bathroom, they’re usually innocently committing an inherently inaccurate statement.

This is not to say that…

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Synthesis: Weave – An Interview With Deane Saunders-Stowe

Do not underestimate yourself.  It sounds like something someone would say if they didn’t know what to say but Science Fiction author Deane Saunders-Stowe from Gloucestershire has woven an ensorcelling tale that epitomizes the value of finding logical strategies for you to make your way around…

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