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Players Spread the Love for Disability Awareness

On Valentine’s Day, our Disability Awareness Players visited Evanston Township High School to give its faculty tips on how to interact with their students and fellow faculty members who have disabilities. Everyone was actively engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback, such as…

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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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Disability Awareness Players Share Their Experiences With Filmmakers

Last week, our Disability Awareness Players trained a group of filmmakers at Kartemquin Films to be disability aware. In addition to the training, the Players shared their experiences with living with a disability, as well as their thoughts on disability representation in the media. It was…

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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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“It Opened My Eyes.”

Municipal Employees get Trained

Officer in training

Asked how a Disability Awareness Training would help others in business, employees of the Village of Northfield, IL said the experience would be, “good for first responders,” and “at restaurants and stores for better customer service.”

And they should know because they…

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Be a Voice for Change – Be Like Ed Roberts!

Disability Online at JJsList.com

It’s late January.  Are you still trying to figure out what you are going to do with your 2017?  

Maybe you can take a cue from a famous person with a disability, Ed Roberts, and build your Voice for Change by writing…

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The Art of Disability-Aware Customer Service

The Art Institute of Chicago gets Trained

Disability-aware customer service and the Art Institute of Chicago are like paint and canvas when we think about accessible art museums.  The Grand Dame of Chicago cultural institutions may be a little maze-like in physical accessibility to get into the…

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How an Educator and Pace Made Good Things Happen

Ed Madden leading a Hop on the Bus Workshop

We often hear that transportation – or lack thereof – is a barrier for teens and young adults with disabilities when it comes to getting and keeping employment.  We know it can be very tricky to get…

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