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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) to 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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Disability:IN Chicagoland October Event Recap

Disability:IN Chicagoland October Event Recap

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October 28th, 2019

Maximizing the Disability Inclusion Advantage  On Wednesday October 2nd, Northern Trust in partnership with Disability:IN Chicagoland, hosted 90 members of the Chicago business community for a discussion on Maximizing the Disability Inclusion Advantage. The session included a conversation about how companies across the country are realizing a competitive advantage from disability inclusion, including a conversation about recent data…

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Comcast MyAbilities ERG Teams with Supply Chain Management to Hire Intern

Comcast MyAbilities ERG Teams with Supply Chain Management to Hire Intern

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October 21st, 2019

The MyAbilities ERG and the Supply Chain Leadership team partnered in January of this year to place the first intern from a program at National-Louis University designed to transition young adults with multiple intellectual, learning and developmental disabilities to independent living. Greg Brown, a student in the program, began his two-day per week internship on…

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Remembering Marca Bristo

Remembering Marca Bristo

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September 8th, 2019

The Chicago disability community lost a great champion last month with the passing of disability advocate and longtime Disability:IN Chicagoland partner, Marca Bristo. A renowned leader in Chicago and across the country, Marca founded local disability rights organization, Access Living and helped author the Americans with Disabilities Act nearly 30 years ago. She touched the lives of…

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Disability:IN Chicagoland Partners Join 2000 Attendees at July’s Disability:IN Annual Conference

Disability:IN Chicagoland Partners Join 2000 Attendees at July’s Disability:IN Annual Conference

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September 5th, 2019

As the host Affiliate for this year’s Disability:IN Annual Conference held July 15-18 in Chicago, Disability:IN Chicagoland partners  played a key role in the week-long event. More than 2,000 professionals from around the world gathered here to share information, highlight resources and build relationships around disability inclusion. Our Affiliate kicked off the conference with a…

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New Disability:IN Chicagoland Video

New Disability:IN Chicagoland Video

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August 5th, 2019

Special thanks to Disability:IN Chicagoland partners CAI and Comcast, who worked together to produce a new video highlighting some of their efforts at inclusion in the workplace and marketplace, as well as showcasing the power of the local business network around disability inclusion. The video was show to a crowd of more than 2,000 at…

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