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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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Missing 8-Year-Old With Autism Found At Mall

Brooklyn Venter

The search for Brooklyn Venter, an eight year old that went missing from the playground at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie for over six hours on September 25th, highlights the difficulties of finding a child with autism.

Brooklyn wandered away from his parents near…

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Evanston Charity Wine Walk & Visibility Arts Show A Success

Photo Courtesy of Kerramel Studios, Leah at Visibility Arts Show

Hundreds stood in line, September 18, 2014, during the Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston to show their support for people with disabilities by giving a $15 donation that will be divided between our No Boundaries

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People With Disabilities Are Not Recognized by Police

Complaints about police brutality have gotten more and more press in recent years. Thanks to social media and the prevalence of cameras, it’s easy to capture these moments. Police ineptness has also played a role in these incidents. But in recent years, there are other…

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Nordstrom Inspires, Features Models With Disabilities

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

It seems as if disability awareness is getting more and more trendy and we like it. Major retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and is still going strong. Models in wheelchairs and with prosthetics show off Nordstrom’s wares…

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Chicago Based Dare2tri Sponsors ITU World Paratriathlon Chicago Summer 2014

Chicago is home to Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club, the nation’s first USA Triathlon sanctioned club exclusively for athletes with physical and visual disabilities. Dare2tri was honored and excited to be named the presenting sponsor for the 2014 ITU World Paratriathlon Chicago, on June 28, 2014 and the…

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The Challenges of Flying With Developmental Disabilities

Why would an airline refuse a gate pass to someone who is providing support to a person with a developmental disability who cannot navigate the terminal independently?   That’s what happened when US Airways denied Hannah Newmark, a volunteer assigned to meet Schofield a gate pass….

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Get Accessible Uber and Lyft!

Image Courtesy of Lyft.com

I just read an article by Ted Trautman titled, “Will Uber Serve Customers With Disabilities?”  This article highlights that peer-to-peer ride sharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, are generally not accessible for customers who use wheelchairs. Trautman investigates the complicated issue of…

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Employment First Act

Employment First: The Right Thing To Do

You know what true independence is? Having a job. The Employment First Act simply states employing individuals with disabilities is the right thing to do. Finally, it is now a law in Illinois and will hopefully get everyone to understand how important it is to…

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