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5 Athletes to Watch at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games

It’s that time again. The time when the best athletes in the world gather in one place to celebrate the best aspects of sport and humanity. Yes, it’s the Olympics–Winter Olympics, of course. But it’s not just the regular Olympics we’re interested in. We’ve got…

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Group Homes Versus Institutions In Illinois

The state of Illinois has long been behind in serving people with disabilities. A recent article by Karen Meyers titled “Illinois Family Choosing Group Homes Over Institutions” highlights the complex issues of transitioning adults with disabilities from institutions to group homes.

Four years ago Illinois had…

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Emma’s Squeaky Shoes: A Disability Awareness Business Story

An article titled “Restaurant Apologizes After Child With Disability Asked to Remove Shoes” written by Today.com contributor Kirthana Ramisetti, January 14, 2014, tells of a mother standing up for her child.  Catherine Duke and her two daughters, Ana and Emma, recently went to Panera Bread

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Disabilities In Film: Becoming Bulletproof Raises Questions At Good Pitch

Photo by James Richards

Last week, we had the privilege and honor of being invited to the first-ever Good Pitch Chicago, an amazing day-long event where celebrities can be spotted and documentary filmmakers pitch their films in hopes of getting funding. Enriching?  Yes! Enlightening? No doubt!

Good…

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Social Security Administration Says “No” to the R-word

Three years after Obama signed Rosa’s Law, the SSA will replace “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability.”

This move by The Social Security Administration to use appropriate terminology in its communications is a response to pressure from many in the disability community, including JJ’s List to change…

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[How-To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Staying Safe and Smart on the Bus

Fresh from the oven is the third of our four-part instructional video series starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown. This time, they cover the basics of:

What to do if you feel worried by yourself on the bus
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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: Waiting For and Getting On The Bus

In the second of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown give you the basics on how to:

Identify the correct bus stop and bus
What to do if the bus is delayed
Using the RTA Travel Information Hotline as a resource
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Behind The Scenes: Video Production Set for Pace Bus Instructional Video Series

The ability to take public transportation is a crucial part of independent living. For many people with disabilities, anxiety and lack of training are barriers to taking the bus or train.
Getting Around On Pace

JJ’s List is excited to be working with Pace Suburban Bus on…

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Audio Description and Documentary Film

Movies play a big role in many of our lives. For the 1 in 30 Americans who are blind or have visual impairments, audio descriptions make a world of difference.

Making media accessible means providing the support needed for people of all abilities to enjoy it…

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PSA for Disability with Eric Edling

PSA for Disability

Eric Edling, a disability activist and wheelchair user with Spina Bifida, recently sent is a PSA for Disability that he created with some friends. According to him, the video is about Disability being just part of the diversity of the world, and not something to…

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