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Tips to create a strong, concise resume and get that job interview

This article, written by Diane Winiarski and copied directly from Forbes.com, discusses the importance of submitting a strong, concise resume tailored to each specific job application. Strong, Concise Resumes Improve Job Prospects For People With Disabilities Who Return To Work Sep 27, 2023,12:03pm EDT Imagine missing out on your dream job, not because you lack …

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Accessible games for a pair or party, couple or classroom!

Here is a great resource, brought to our attention by the INCIL Blind Services/OIB committee. Check out 64 Ounce Games, and its sister site 64 Ounce Braille designed with age-appropriate content for school use. As inventor Richard Gibbs says, these accessible games allow persons with visual disabilities to “access all the game information, not just …

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Southern Illinois CIL “SICIL” Executive Director position open

The Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living is a cross-disability, community-based, non-profit, non-residential facility offering a variety of services to persons with disabilities and their families to help them remain independent in their own homes and participate in their communities.  SICIL offers services in 13 southern Illinois counties through 4 centers located in Carbondale, Harrisburg, …

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OrCam –Help to read print pieces

OrCam – The Future of Accessibility, resource information and illustration provided by OrCam representative Corinne Nero. “We harness the power of innovative AI assistive technology to help people with low vision, blindness and reading difficulty gain greater independence with intuitive wearable and handheld smart devices.” OrCam MyEye is a wearable device that instantly reads text …

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LIFE CIL – Fierce advocates

Living Independence for Everyone 2201 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL(309) 663-5433, www.lifecil.org “I don’t feel anyone should be excluded,” LIFE CIL Executive Director Rickielee Benecke told INCIL in an April phone interview about the center’s services and her own passion for independent living. INCIL: How did you get started in independent living advocacy? Benecke: I came …

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Stone-Hayes CIL, Going strong in Galesburg

INCIL continued our “Around the State” feature in March with a spotlight on Executive Director Dawn Hand and the Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living in Galesburg where building community relationships reaps rewards for their consumers. INCIL – Dawn, Stone-Hayes CIL is based in Galesburg and serves Henderson, Knox, and Warren counties. How would you describe …

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Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois. “We are working to create an Illinois where everyone has a good, stable home,” the HAI website explains. According to HousingActionIl.org, more than 160 housing counseling agencies, homeless service providers, developers of affordable housing, and …

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New home for Illinois Assistive Technology Program!

IATP opens new doors to enhanced demonstration center, reuse collection, and accessibility trainings in deluxe new facility Illinois Assistive Technology Program in the former Vibra Hospital 701 N. Walnut, Springfield, Illinois www.iltech.org Everything about the Illinois Assistive Technology Program’s new home is an upgrade. The public rooms, 3-D Maker Space, Smart Home display rooms, Tech …

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