CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
BODIES AT THE CENTER
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, CHF commissioned an original performance with two artists who are at the heart of the conversation – Gregg Bordowitz and Marissa Perel.
ADA 25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT
The Chicago Humanities Festival is participating in the ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project, and is creating a 3-5 year accessibility plan. Chicago Humanities Festival has contracted Open Doors Organization to be their ADA consultants, who will help in the creation of the accessibility plan as well as train their staff in disability awareness and ADA compliance.Additionally, a new page will be created on their website devoted specifically to venues they use, explaining accessible features of that venue, locations of accessible parking and entrances, etc., commit to reserving seating in every venue for accessible options for patrons with vision or hearing impairment, in addition to mobility impairment, research portable assisted listening system for venues that do not provide them, explore bilingual subtitles and open captioning for our events and program content related to topics of accessibility.
The CHF plans to incorporate their commitment to accessibility into marketing efforts in order to reach a wider audience. Collaborating with accessibility consultants over the next 3-5 years will imbed this knowledge into the core mission of the organization. We will carry out disability awareness training year after year to our seasonal staff, ensuring that they will not only be ADA compliant, but an all-inclusive organization in perpetuity.
To inquire about or to make a specific accessibility request, including hearing devices or sign language interpretation, please fill out an accessibility form or call 312-494-9568 at least one week in advance of the program date.
ABOUT CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
The Chicago Humanities Festival’s mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities. They fulfill this mission through annual festivals, the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Stages, Sights & Sounds, and by presenting programs that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities.