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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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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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Join the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players!

With the New Year comes opportunity for growth and chances for self-improvement, including improving your social skills and educating others on a topic you care about.  Make a change and improve yourself at the same time by becoming a JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player!

Disability Awareness Players…

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Disability Awareness Players Return to the Field Museum

On December 19, the Disability Awareness Players did another Field Museum Disability Awareness Training. Here’s what one of the audience members had to say on the presentation:

“Excellent reminder of how to treat people with disabilities-like everyone else. It really makes a difference.”

Disability Awareness Players with…

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The Benefits of a Job Coach – A Perspective from a Person with a Disability

From my own experience, I can tell you having a job coach was critical part of my personal and professional growth.  In order to demonstrate this, I will cite examples of my time at Target and my time at an internship with the Illinois State…

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JJsList.com Receives Grant from Synchrony Financial

Yesterday, the Disability Awareness Players went to Synchrony Financial in Chicago to train its staff. Not only was everyone actively engaged, but we also received a $2000 grant check to support our work!  Staff learned about sighted guiding, person-first language and best practices for engaging…

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Arlington Heights Memorial Library Grabs Disability Awareness Training By The Book

The Disability Awareness Players successfully trained the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, IL to become disability aware the other day. Those in attendance were very engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback. Here is what one participant had to say:

“This is a…

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Morton Arboretum Discovers the Nature of Disability Awareness Training

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Disability Awareness Players successfully trained the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL to become disability aware the other day. Those in attendance were very engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback. Here…

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