Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
AccessChicago is the City’s signature event for the disability community and the Midwest’s premier exhibition of services and products for people with disabilities and is FREE and open to the public.
Hosted by MOPD the expo promotes the independence and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities by showcasing Chicago’s wide range of accessible venues, products and services.
AccessChicago is the perfect event for people with disabilities of all ages!
- Test products, services and connect with community organizations to learn about available disability-related social services
- Take part in various adaptive sports and recreational opportunities
- Learn about legal rights of people with disabilities as a consumer, employee and more
More Details Coming Soon!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for AccessChicago 2014. To learn more, call MOPD at
311 (voice) or (TTY).
When & Where
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live and work in Chicago. MOPD’s goal is to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation.
MOPD serves five major groups: people with disabilities, City departments and agencies, other government agencies, disability-related agencies and organizations and the private sector.
The Garfield Park Conservatory's mission is to change life through the power of nature! Stop by this exhibitor's booth to learn about Beekeeping and the story behind bee's pollination and why they are important for our food. Also make your own biodegradable Rot Pot to start your own vegetable or flower garden.
Join FEMA in a presentation to help those with disabilities be more prepared in an emergency situation!
Come meet Sparky the mascot from the Chicago FIRE Major League Soccer team!
The Chicago Department of Health will be providing a variety of health screens at their Health Pavilion! Be well Chicago!
Climb aboard DuSable’s Mobile Museum!
Check out this interactive and traveling exhibit which explores the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African Haitian, who in 1779 became the first non-native person to establish a permanent settlement in Eschikagou ("the place of smelly onions"), which we now call Chicago!
There will be a variety of sports and other interactive activities! Check out the AcessChicago Exhibitors that will be at this year's event!
SSA WORK INCENTIVES FORUM (10:30 am - 12 noon or 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Do you have questions about how work income would affect your Social Security Benefits (SSI/SSDI)? If so, come to the “The Illinois SSA Work Incentives Forum”. Do you know where to receive SSA “Ticket to Work” information? Do you want to work?
Meet the Service Providers, Employers and Concerned Parents of youth with disabilities – These Forums will include information on:
• SSA WIPA benefits counseling
• How to connect with an EN agency and other resources to help meet employment goals.
• How to connect with services from SSA and DRS
• Equip for Equality SSA Protection Advocacy & Barriers to Employment
• Social Security Disability Benefits and Disabled Veterans benefits
• Job Readiness information
• Also Tax & Identity Theft Protection information from the IRS