WELCOME TO "ROLLING THROUGH CHICAGO".
This site was founded to inform people with disabilities, their family and friends, on the best accessible ways to get around in the Chicago metro area. It is a project of the Chicago Olmstead Project, which is a Non-Profit division of the CONGRESS OF DISABLED PERSONS AGAINST EXPLOITATION, which donates to the NATIONAL OLMSTEAD NETWORK. We build and rehabilitate non-accessible homes into accessible housing for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Whether you walk with a cane, or roll in a manual or power wheelchair. We will provide you with information on broken sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, hard-to-cross streets and more.
We will also feature easy access buildings, stores, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, schools, and more.
Owners of accessible businesses may ask to have our sigh posted in their window to let persons with disabilities and their family and friends know that this place has worked hard to make it totally accessible.
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)
Chicago Department on Aging
The Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE)
ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC ALERTS.
For Passengers: Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs.
Chicago Trolley Co. (some buses have wheelchair lifts),
Access Project is a model outreach effort,
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
FEATURE CHICAGO ACCESSIBLE EVENTS OF 2006
BODIES OF WORK
The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts & Culture
|Mayor Daley's Jumping Jack||May-September|
Chicago Summer Neighborhood Festivals
|2006 Farmers Markets||May-November|
|Bike Chicago 2006||May-July|
Great Chicago Places and Spaces
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
(in Millennium Park)
Chicago Blues Festival
Taste of Chicago
|June 30-July 9|
Chicago Country Music Festival
Race to the Taste
Chicago Outdoor Film Festival
(Tues. Only in Butler Field)
Mayor's Cup Youth Soccer Tournament
|49th Annual Venetian Night||July 29|
|Tall Ships Chicago 2006||August 3-9|
Chicago Air and Water Show
Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival
Chicago Jazz Festival
|August 31-September 3|