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INCIL Announces Home Modification Program

State-Funded Initiative Aims to Enhance Accessibility and Independence for Illinois Residents with Disabilities SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL), an impactful initiative supported with funding from the State of Illinois, is pleased to announce the launch of a Home Modification Program designed to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. …

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NCCJ on The Inclusive Community 101

Thanks to the National Conference for Community and Justice for these important insights on inclusivity and ableism. These excerpts taken directly from one NCCJ bulletin provide useful definitions and statistics. The NCCJ is dedicated to “Advancing Quality, Promoting Justice, and Building Community.” Ability In this bulletin, we will be discussing the topic of Ableism. You’ll be able …

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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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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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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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Remembering Judy Heumann

The Harvard Law Review is among countless individuals and organizations worldwide remembering the life and work of civil rights pioneer, advocate, and warrior Judy Heumann who died on March 4, 2023. Read the tribute here.

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