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Sled Hockey

Sochi Paralympics Ends: Love For New Sport Begins

Although the Sochi Paralympics have ended, the excitement continues for many of the sports featured in Sochi. We’ve kept our eyes on the events this winter and one sport we were really excited about is sled hockey! Played like regular hockey but with a few…

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Sexuality and Disability

Danielle Sheypuk

Model Danielle Sheypuk hit the runway of Carrie Hammer’s show at Fashion Week on February 6th in New York City wearing a striking black dress and beige pump heels; Her blonde hair was flowing and she sported a beautiful smile. Sounds like any other…

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Business Reviews: Best Way To Improve Service

I have a disability. Some consider it a gift, others a curse. Learning to deal with the cards you’ve been dealt is a part of my everyday life.  So, to make my life, and hopefully yours easier, looking at local business reviews on sites like…

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Polar Plunge: Taking An Icy Dip for A Good Cause

Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rham Emanuel Take the Polar Plunge

Last week, we gave you a list of five American Paralympic athletes to watch, but what about the Olympics closer to home?

This past weekend, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon jumped into the icy Lake Michigan…

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A Business Model For All Businesses

On a cold, foggy afternoon, The No Boundaries team took a trip out to Downers Grove to visit AutonomyWorks.  AutonomyWorks is a company that employs people with autism to do data entry work.

At AutonomyWorks we taught the associates 1 + 1 communication skills. 1 +…

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SNAILS: Developing Accessible and Welcoming Libraries

Have you ever wondered what librarians are doing to make public libraries more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities?  Let me introduce you to SNAILS.  SNAILS, which stands for Special Needs and Inclusive Library Services, is a networking group made up of professionals from…

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Customer Service Ladder

Customer Service: Businesses Must Evolve for People With Disabilities

Disability is something that can affect anyone. Some people are born with disabilities whereas others can become disabled for a variety of reasons including illness and accidents. Sometimes this can even be a result of medical negligence or a brain injury. I think it’s fair…

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Tablets, Books and eReaders

Smart or Greedy: The Lack of Accessibility Features on eReaders

A smart move, or a missing link in the chain? In recent weeks, e-reader manufacturers Amazon, Kobo, and Sony filed a joint petition to the FCC to exempt e-readers from complying with accessibility laws for the disabled. Their argument is that adding e-readers to the…

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D-blogger of the Month: 5 Boys and 1 Girl make 6

This is a guest blog post by Katie Driscoll, a mother of a girl with Down Syndrome and the author of the blog 5 Boys and 1 Girl make 6.

On a beautiful day in August of 2009 my husband and I walked to the hospital…

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D-blogger of the Month: PillowAngel.org

If you were a regular reader of articles on disability issues in Jan 2007, you might have come across the then-controversial story of Ashley – the beautiful girl whose severe brain disorder meant that she was going to remain permanently at an infant level both…

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