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Teaching Disability Awareness To A New Generation

Disability Players introducing themselves to the students at Fairview Elementary School

On April 4th, 2018 the Disability Awareness Players lead a Disability Awareness Training (DAT) for 540 students and 40 teachers at Fairview Elementary School in Mt. Prospect, IL. The gymnasium was packed with students ranging…

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Foundation Funded Trainings Experience Success

The Disability Awareness Players had another record-breaking year in Fiscal Year 2017!

JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park

Overall 40+ Disability Awareness Trainings were provided to over 2,600 people in the most recent year. A recent grant from the Reva & David…

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The Art of Disability-Aware Customer Service

The Art Institute of Chicago gets Trained

Disability-aware customer service and the Art Institute of Chicago are like paint and canvas when we think about accessible art museums.  The Grand Dame of Chicago cultural institutions may be a little maze-like in physical accessibility to get into the…

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Disability Awareness Players Take to the Stage

Thanks to a  grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation our Disability Awareness Players went to the Lookingglass Theater in Chicago for another successful Disability Awareness Training. The participants were very engaged and enjoyed the presentation. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

“Thank you…

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My First Few Weeks at JJslist.com

I have now been at JJ’s List.com for four weeks, and it’s been a great experience for me. I’ve really enjoyed learning more ways to connect with the world, as well as how to use different ways of sharing information that I didn’t even hear…

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Abbie’s Internship at JJsList.com

I have now been at JJ’s List.com for two weeks, and it’s been a great experience for me. I’ve really enjoyed learning more ways to connect with the world, as well as how to use different ways of sharing information that I didn’t even hear…

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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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An Open Letter To the LGBT Community From JJsList.com

Dearest LGBT Community,

The people working towards disability awareness at JJsList.com would like to show solidarity with the people working towards LGBT rights in response to the momentous #SCOTUS decision to legalize Marriage Equality in all fifty states of the United States.

The simple right to live an unencumbered and…

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