According to their website ((http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalEntityHomeAction.do?entityName=Disabilities&entityNameEnumValue=11) the Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities will host AccessChicago 2010 on July 15, 2010 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall A from noon to 7:00 p.m.
AccessChicago 2010 will bring together over 100 disability-related service providers, product merchandisers, technology suppliers and recreational activities. The event will also feature demos of products and equipment, information about legal rights and employment, and have interactive displays of such cool stuff as miniature golf, rowing and wall climbing.
AccessChicago 2010 will be free and open to the public, and sponsorships are available (voice: 312-744-6673; TTY 312-744-7833).
What this means to the disabled
Although the event is six months away, it would be a good idea to set aside the date and take time to give the Office your ideas (again, voice: 312-744-6673; TTY 312-744-7833). Also, as Chicagoans with disabilities know, this event could not be held in 2009 due to budget restraints. Further, the website for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities needs to be updated, probably also due to lack of funds. Let's let our opinions and needs be heard so the agency can get funds to do its work.