CITY OF CHICAGO, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS PROGRAMS

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present a performer with a disability as part of the 2015 Blues Festival. Clarence Carter will play from 7:05-8:05pm, on the Petrillo Stage at the Blues Festival.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present two main stage performers with disabilities as part of the 2015 Jazz Festival. Fred Hersch will play from 7:10-8:10pm on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park at the Jazz Festival.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present two main stage performers with disabilities as part of the 2015 Jazz Festival. Henry Butler will play from 8:00 – 9:00pm on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park.

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.

25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT

DCASE is committed to improving the accessibility of events and this year made significant improvements made to the accessibility of summer festivals, particularly in the area of wheelchair and companion seating. This year for the first time, the City has ensured captioning of all movies shown at the Millennium Park Series, making this offering fully accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community.