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The Bigger Picture, Issue 22

We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming this week to devote Issue 22 of The Bigger Picture to spotlighting our Non-Event, and what donations can do for the consumers that we serve… Our Second Annual Non-Event Last year, we held our very first “Non-Event”, a summertime happening that invited all of the friends, … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 21

Welcome to the 21st issue of The Bigger Picture! Last week, we debuted a new feature for our blogs: Hide & Speak! (I’ll be hiding a theme phrase that deals with IL and disability in these blog posts. If you spot it, speak about it by leaving it in the comments below and tell us what … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 20

Well, hello there, Wednesday! What’s that? What do you have for us today? A new kind of feature to our blog? Really?! That’s right, we’ve got a new feature for our blogs in the next few weeks: Hide & Speak! I’ll be hiding a theme phrase that deals with IL and disability in these blog … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 19

It’s time for another round of stories and updates here on The Bigger Picture! Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act Will Make Homes Accessible Rep. Jan Schakowsky, of the Illinois 9th Congressional District, introduced a big piece of legislation on Tuesday, 7/28, which would extend the use of the ADA to homes built with federal … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 17

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means! We’ve got a few new articles this week, and updates on two stories that we brought to you in previous editions. Here we go! Hero the 2-Legged Calf Accessibility isn’t just for humans! Disabilities affect animals, too, and just like us humans they can have assistive technology … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 14

It’s time for another edition of The Bigger Picture!   Deaf Dancer Shows Life is So Much More Than Disability You don’t need to hear the music to dance to it (a theory supported by my own very awkward dancing). Deaf professional ballet dancer Simone Botha shows the world that this is very true. South … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 13

Well hello there, amazing & wonderful person! Great to see you back (or for the first time)! Here’s this week’s installment in The Bigger Picture… Prosthetics with Pizazz for Female Veterans Assistive technology doesn’t have to be purely for function; some would even argue that aesthetics are an integral part of function in all things. … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 12

Here we are at another Wednesday, and another edition of The Bigger Picture! Which wonderful doggy will you meet today?? Guess you’ll just have to read on down to find out! ADA Spotlight Topic for June The ADA National Network’s theme for the month of June is…Countdown to ADA25!! It’s almost here! The 25th anniversary of … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 9

And so came the ninth post of The Bigger Issue, born of sweat and oil, bubble and boil, trouble and toil! (Not really, it’s quite fun and easy!) This Company Designed Dolls That Have Scars And Use Hearing Aids Toys and dolls have long been representations of the crossing of real-life and fantasy. Some toys are … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth edition of our weekly blog, The Bigger Picture! Hard to believe it’s been two months since we started this project, but here we are! Let’s jump on in, the water’s fine! The Accessible Icon Project Long before written language, humans used symbols and pictures to communicate, commemorate and designate. Though we … Continue reading