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.
Chicago of Chicago,
Welcome to our accessible city
!


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),




ENTERTAINMENT

The Access Project is a model outreach effort,
designed to involve people with disabilities in all
aspects of theater, both on and off the stage. :


Our sponsors.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER



FEATURE CHICAGO ACCESSIBLE EVENTS OF 2006

Bodies of Work
The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture
April 20-30, 2006Dance>DetourBill Shannon
Photo courtesy of the artist

BODIES OF WORK

The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts & Culture
April 20-30, 2006

Bodies of Work is Chicago's first-ever festival showcasing disability artists and their work. An unprecedented event for Chicago and the U.S., Bodies of Work will explore and celebrate the contributions of artists with disabilities, the contemporary contexts of disabled lives, and works that illuminate disability experiences. We welcome you to join us for this exciting celebration!

Bodies of Work is a dynamic, 10-day, citywide festival featuring visual and performing arts that explore disability issues and showcase the work of artists with disabilities. Enjoy theatrical performances, dance, literature, poetry, spoken word, film, visual art exhibitions, educational programs and more.

The festival will feature the work of professional artists from the Chicago area and beyond, as well as local non-professional artists, and will bring together for the first time a variety of arts and community programs that are dedicated to the recognition of disability arts.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Parade Logo3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade

DISABLED AND PROUD 2006
Celebrating Disability Arts and Culture
Saturday, July 22, 2006

Chicago, Illinois


MORE ACCESSIBLE EVENTS IN CHICAGO.


Mayor Daley's Jumping Jack May-September
2006
Chicago Summer Neighborhood Festivals
May-September
2006 Farmers Markets May-November
Bike Chicago 2006 May-July
8th Annual
Great Chicago Places and Spaces
May 19-21
22nd Annual
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
(in Millennium Park)
June 2-4
23rd Annual
Chicago Blues Festival
June 8-11
26th Annual
Taste of Chicago
June 30-July 9
16th Annual
Chicago Country Music Festival
July 1-2
14th Annual
Race to the Taste
July 2
7th Annual
Chicago Outdoor Film Festival
July 18-Aug 29
(Tues. Only in Butler Field)
13th Annual
Mayor's Cup Youth Soccer Tournament
July 22-23
49th Annual Venetian Night July 29
Tall Ships Chicago 2006 August 3-9
48th Annual
Chicago Air and Water Show
August 19-20
18th Annual
Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival
August 26-27
28th Annual
Chicago Jazz Festival
August 31-September 3



FEATURED SPONSORS OF
"ROLLING THROUGH CHICAGO."

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CHICAGO'S BEST ACCESSIBLE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS


ABLE HOME AIDES
AIDING ELDERLY PERSONS AND PERSONS' WITH DISABILITIES TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY.


WEATHER LAW SERVICE.


CONGRESS OF DISABLE PERSONS AGAINST EXPLOITATION

OLMSTEAD --- INDEPENDENCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES & ELDERLY PERSONS

CAMPAIGN HEALTH & ACCESSIBILITY NEWS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES & THE ELDERLY

SOULFUL ENCOUNTERS.