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5 Steps to a More Accessible Home

By Caitlin Hoff, Health & Safety Investigator

Whether you are adjusting to a newly acquired disability or living with a long-term disability from childhood, having an accessible living space allows you a sense of independence and mobility in your home. Most homes are not built with…

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How To Plan A Wheelchair Accessible Road Trip

By Sam Casteris, Accessibility Advocate

Sam Casteris and mom on the road to LA

While public transportation is a great option for travel when you’re venturing out into the city or are travelling by train, there aren’t too many long distance public transportation options out West. In…

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New Employment Tool for People With Disabilities

Here at JJsList.com, we champion the inclusion of people with disabilities as customers and as employees, and we believe in standing up for your rights when you have a disability.  Luckily, Equip for Equality has set up a new Employment Rights Helpline. The goal of…

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Wheelchair Bowling:  Do Wheelchairs belong in Bowling Alleys?

A Wheeling, IL Bowling Alley Reportedly Says Wheelchairs Don’t Belong.

Recently, a special education teacher posted a review on JJ’s List.com about Pinheads Jeffery Lanes in Wheeling, IL, saying that the manager denied her a reservation for her school group because the wheels of a wheelchair user…

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Let’s Let the Dogs Out

Service with a smile is taken literally when service dogs come into play or work.  Since dogs are man’s and woman’s best friend, you can’t go wrong choosing them.  When I was given this topic, I remembered my good friend Kate Dolan has Oscar, a…

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Interested in Being a Part of the Community?

On July 26, the 26th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was celebrated. The event  increased disability awareness, and efforts to raise inclusion even more are still in effect, mostly due to many leaders such as the ones that participate in the ADA Advancing…

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Tips for Riding Public Transportation

Sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus

Public transportation gives people with disabilities the freedom and independence to get to where they need to go, easily. One very important benefit of taking Pace Suburban Bus’ fixed route service is safety. The accessibility features and the helpful drivers keep…

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Can Disability Rights be Maintained in an Uber-economy?

Of course…but as all things are, it’s complicated.

Uber and Lyft are the most recognizable names in the new economy of sharing that evolved in the roaring 2010’s and we applaud their success.

However, like with all new and shiny toys and apps, there’s still work to…

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The Importance of Public Transportation in Your Community

Sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus

Public transportation is an important part of every community – especially for people with disabilities. Here are 4 reasons why public transportation is important in your own community.

Public transit users are healthier.  It is proven that those who use public transportation…

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How To Analyze Job Postings As a Person With a Disability

When looking for jobs as a person with a disability, you want to be smart and strategic about the process.  You are interviewing a business just as much as they are interviewing you! Do your research and find out what company will be a good…

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