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Rows and rows of cushioned seats at the Harris Theater filled with spectators with and without disabilities last Wednesday to hear a moderated afternoon talk featuring Itzhak Perlman. The renowned violinist confidently zipped onstage in his scooter to share his experiences as a musician with a disability to the eager crowd.
As part of Mayor Emanuel’s ongoing commitment to improve accessibility throughout the city of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) on Jan. 7, announced a new initiative that will establish a blueprint for making the nation’s second largest transit agency 100 percent accessible over the next 20 years.
Few would deny that Itzhak Perlman speaks most eloquently through his violin, from which he coaxes some of the most golden sounds ever to emerge from that instrument.
WHEATON, Ill. – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Chicago chapter of ADA 25, in collaboration with the Chicago Business Leaders Network (CBLN), launched the first annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit. The event was geared towards civic, business, and nonprofit organization leaders to examine successes and opportunities in implementation of the historic law—in short, how to make the environment and opportunities more accessible for people with disabilities.
A partnership between the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation and ADA 25 Chicago spawned the city’s first Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit, held Nov. 16–17 at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Building, 300 E. Randolph St.
Earlier this week, a quarter of a century after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was originally signed into law, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke to hundreds of government and business leaders during the opening session of ADA 25 Chicago’s Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit.
In 1999, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling for citizens with disabilities in Olmstead v. L.C.
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