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Evanston MashUp Embraces Disability Awareness Players

Photo Courtesy of Evanston Photographic Studios, Inc.

On Tuesday, September 16, 22014, we at jjslist.com co-hosted Evanston MashUp, a get-together held at Northwestern University. The event, hosted by Northwestern University, and coordinated with the City of Evanston and Evanston Chamber of Commerce, is an annual event…

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Pace Helps You Stay Safe and Smart on the Bus

Do you take public transportation? Do you ever get lost? Don’t know how to get off the bus?

This video will help you stay safe and smart while on the bus.

A few highlights from this video:

What to look for on the bus to help you get to… Read More >

 
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Is The New Accessibility Logo A Hit Or Miss?

Accessibility Logo, Courtesy of Accessible Icon Project

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new legislation, creating a new policy for accessibility. The law amends existing New York State law, requiring that the word “handicapped” be removed from state signage, or replaced with a different…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 24, So What?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed on July 26, 1990, forced businesses to be compliant. However, as we’re celebrating, lets remember that there’s still work to be done. Often, when I hear about what is and isn’t ADA compliant, it’s often from a business owner…

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Top 5 Businesses at Access Chicago Expo

On Thursday, July 17th, I attended the Access Chicago Expo hosted by Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities at Navy Pier in Chicago.  Philister Sidigu and I represented the jjslist.com team at the Search, Inc. booth with Jessica Leighton and Ken Bellis. We shared our…

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Military Service Defies Stereotypes

 

Great In Uniform

For Israeli youth with disabilities, the fact they can’t join the Israeli Defense Forces when they turn 18 is a massive disappointment. Now, thanks to the help of the Israeli non-profit Lend a Hand to a Special Child, youths with developmental and physical…

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Pet Grooming Business Hires People With Disabilities


Opening May 2014 at the Hubbard Woods Plaza Shopping Center, Love Fur Dogs, is an exciting new business with a special heart to help people with disabilities. Love Fur Dogs is owned and operated by Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, International Certified Master Groomer, and her family, which… Read More >

 

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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Business Reviews: Best Way To Improve Service

I have a disability. Some consider it a gift, others a curse. Learning to deal with the cards you’ve been dealt is a part of my everyday life.  So, to make my life, and hopefully yours easier, looking at local business reviews on sites like…

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5 Things Every Business Should Know About Service Animals

Service animals are not pets. Often businesses think by posting a “No Pets” sign in their establishment they are exempt from allowing service animals in to their business. This sign does not apply to service animals.
Papers are not legally required for service animals. Business owners… Read More >