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A New Dawn for Disability Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase -- Part II

"Disability inclusion is no longer about automatic doors, curb cuts, ramps, and legislation. These historic efforts were essential at the time and represented the thinking and necessary change required for people with disabilities in the 20th Century.

"Today, the new era of disability inclusion is about “assimilation” – – hiring professionals with disabilities into the robust culture of the firm.

"Full assimilation requires a leadership team with the will, commitment and attitude to identify, train and groom professionals with disabilities for leadership positions at the firm as we do with mainstream employees."

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Short-takes: Four Essays About Living with a Disability in New York City

As I roll across the streets of New York City each day, I pass many people and see quite a few folks with disabilities. All of them are going about their business or just walking on a pleasant Fall day in September.

I've drawn inspiration in NYC to write about the people I see with disabilities and others, particularly on one recent Sunday morning.

I was going across 56th Street and First Avenue with my wife, Maggie, to buy coffee from Dunkin' Donuts. She got an iced coffee, French Vanilla flavor, and I had my first cup of the Pumpkin Spice coffee of the season, which I try to buy every year - - and drink it as often as I can. Of course, it's decaffeinated.

As I waited outside for Maggie, my back was turned to the street. I was reading a menu on the window of the Sutton Diner. While looking at the breakfast menu, I noted the reasonable prices for omelettes and other tasty meals for a Sunday morning. We'll see if we can get over there some time.

When I finished reading,…

Accessible taxi cabs a bust in outer boroughs; N.Y.C. Cabbies Star at U.S. Open


A New Dawn for Disability at JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- The Office of Disability Inclusion