CHICAGO CULTURAL ACCESSIBILITY CONSORTIUM PROGRAMS

ACCESSIBLE SEATING & TICKETING

What do you do if a patron requests an accessible seat plus 3 adjacent companion seats at your performance space? Are your polices and practices current? Join us as we explore this topic and others to learn how the recent changes to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations impact your seating and ticketing policies.

FUNDING ACCESSIBILITY

Whether you've been tossed into the ring of grant writing with little or no training or are a seasoned development office, this seminar is for you.

GETTING STARTED WITH ACCESS

We recognize there are challenges to begin making your cultural space more accessible. Join us to learn how you can make incremental improvements to ensure ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance and a more inclusive and welcoming environment for visitors with disabilities.

GREATER TOGETHER CULTURAL ACCESSIBILITY SUMMIT

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Shawn Donnelley and Nora Daley have created Chicago’s first Cultural Accessibility Summit geared towards the leaders of cultural institutions. The summit will empower and motivate top level officials to make their cultural institutions accessible to visitors with disabilities.

ADA 25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT

The ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project seeks 25 or more cultural partner organizations who will commit to increase accessible programs and services in 2015, learn about best practices and announce accessibility plans for the future. The program is led by ADA 25 Chicago, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the City of Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Arts Alliance Illinois, Equip for Equality and the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC). CCAC is offering monthly programs providing technical assistance, training and mentoring.