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May Event Recap

May Event Recap

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May 24th, 2021

Disability:IN Chicagoland Hosts Online Conversations on Accessibility & Mental Health in the Workplace In May, Disability:IN Chicagoland programs shared information and resources on accessibility and workplace mental health. First, on May 13th in partnership with Northern Trust, Disability:IN Chicagoland hosted a conversation for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) featuring Colleen Wunderlich, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer…

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April Event Recap

April Event Recap

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April 28th, 2021

Disability:IN Chicagoland Partners Connect Through Online E/BRG Workshop and Virtual Happy Hour In April, Disability:IN Chicagoland focused its programs on opportunities to facilitate information sharing and networking among its partners. On April 6th, inQUEST Consulting facilitated a members only workshop on Addressing Disability E/BRG Leadership Challenges. Local E/BRG leaders brought both questions and challenges to…

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Disability:IN Chicagoland Partners with Disability:IN Greater KC and Wisconsin for Successful Session on Intersectionality

Disability:IN Chicagoland Partners with Disability:IN Greater KC and Wisconsin for Successful Session on Intersectionality

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March 28th, 2021

On Thursday, March 25th more than 100 participants registered for an hourlong online discussion on the Intersectionality of Employee/Business Resource Groups. Disability:IN Greater Kansas City hosted the session which featured a conversation among four E/BRG leaders from different businesses including two from Grant Thornton in Chicago – Laura Isaacs, Executive Committee Diverse Abilities & Allies…

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Disability:IN Chicagoland Website Now Includes Members Only Content Section

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January 29th, 2021

With the shift to online programming last year, Disability:IN Chicagoland has moved to hosting monthly online events for its local partners. This content is recorded and is now available on a new password protected page of the Disability:IN Chicagoland website. Partners can now logon to view sessions they may have missed and can share these…

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Disability:IN Chicagoland Celebrates New Year with Virtual Happy Hour

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January 29th, 2021

As we begin the new year, Disability:IN Chicagoland brought together its members for a virtual happy hour to celebrate the end of 2020 and look ahead to a fresh start in 2021. On Wednesday, January 13th about 20 local business partners connected to network, share information, and socialize over their favorite beverages. Disability:IN Chicagoland will…

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Disability:IN Chicagoland & Northern Trust Host Successful Discussion on Global Disability Inclusion & International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Disability:IN Chicagoland & Northern Trust Host Successful Discussion on Global Disability Inclusion & International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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January 29th, 2021

Disability:IN Chicagoland, in partnership with Northern Trust, hosted a conversation on Global Disability Inclusion and International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, December 1st, at 9:00 am Central. More than 100 participants registered for this online discussion focused on how individuals, businesses, policymakers, activists and organizations like Disability:IN are working to advance global disability…

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Disability:IN Chicagoland August Event Recap

Disability:IN Chicagoland August Event Recap

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August 26th, 2020

Accommodations & Return to Work Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic   Disability:IN Chicagoland, partnered with the Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to host an August 6th webinar on Accommodations & Return to Work Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. More than one hundred participants registered to…

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Online Resource: Digital Accessibility & Remote Work Platforms

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August 6th, 2020

Disability:IN Chicagoland, partnered with Comcast to host a July 22nd webinar on Digital Accessibility & Remote Work Platforms. Ninety-five participants registered to learn from Robin Jones, Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center, about the accessibility features of the various video conferencing platforms we rely on including: Microsoft Teams; Zoom; Goto Meetings; Webex; Facebook Live;…

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Online Resource: Supporting the Mental Health of Your Remote Workers

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May 28th, 2020

On Tuesday, May 12th, Disability:IN Chicagoland, in partnership with CDW, hosted an online discussion on Supporting the Mental Health of Your Remote Workforce. We had about 100 attendees participate in this conversation led by Kasey Franco, Director of Training & Education, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Chicago (NAMI)┬áto share ideas and strategies to…

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COVID-19 Resource List

COVID-19 Resource List

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May 26th, 2020

With offices closing and the shift to a remote workforce, many companies are experiencing new challenges in supporting their teams, especially those workers with disabilities. Online work platforms create new opportunities for flexibility but also can be isolating to individuals accustomed to working in teams. As our partners work to support and respond to the…

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