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No Boundaries Participants Meet President Bill Clinton!

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At No Boundaries, we have daily modules that are geared towards several themes:

Independence
Communications
Self-Organization
Self Advocacy
Technology
Social Thinking
Judgement
Personal Responsibility

We go into our local community and businesses to convey these themes in real world settings so that participants can take…

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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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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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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

During this Summer of 2015, the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield…

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What Is The Difference Between Person-First and Identity-First Language?

In the world of Disability Awareness training, there are several main themes that are addressed.  Many of these themes are designed, to state the obvious, to raise awareness of the issues that individuals with disabilities face on a daily basis.  The goal is to allow…

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JJsList.com and Search, Inc. March In Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade

On an overcast Saturday morning that was being praised for not being 95 degrees and humid, a rowdy band of JJsList.com and Search, Inc. staffers, friends, and Disability Awareness Players gathered at Plymouth Court and Van Buren to get ready for Chicago’s 12th annual Disability Pride Parade.  You…

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Goalball: A Collegiate Sport for Athletes with Disabilities

There aren’t many opportunities for students with disabilities to play intercollegiate sports. For people with visual impairments, it’s nearly impossible to pursue their athletic dreams once they go off to college. However, the University of California-Berkeley is changing that.

Disability Scoop recently published a story about…

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The 5 Best Disability-Aware Videos of 2014!

 

The end of 2014 is upon us! In celebration, we would like to share with you our favorite disability-aware videos from 2014!

1. “Duracell: Trust Your Power – NFL’s Derrick Coleman (Extended Cut)

This video is beyond powerful. In this extended commercial, Duracell tells the story of Derrick Coleman – an NFL…

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How Karen Meyer Reshaped Disabilities in the News

Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune, Karen Meyer

In Chicago it’s hard to get the message out about people with disabilities working and living in the community. On television it’s nearly impossible. Karen Meyer, unlike other reporters, dedicated her career to doing just that.

For 23 years, she…

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