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AccessChicago 2018

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

AccessChicago 2018

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Type Remaining End Quantity
AccessChicago General Admission   more info 775 Registrations Jul 18, 2018 Free  

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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 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 2018. To learn more, call Tyra M. Carroll at 312-746-5773.


 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no age requirements. However, please be aware that some of the recreational activities may require a guardian to sign a waiver prior to the child's participation.  Therefore minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

More detailed transportation information will be forthcoming, as we continue to build our event.  Please note these few important points: 

  • Navy Pier will be under construction at the time of our event.   There will be directional signs posted throughout the pier, so please be mindful and look for signage to direct you better. 
  • If you can, we strongly recommend being dropped off at Navy Pier.  Since our location within the pier will be held in Festival Hall B this year, (and NOT Festival Hall A),  there is a different drop-off point.  Please follow the north side of the pier straight down to Entrance 2, which is the last entry point of the pier. This will be the last entrance you can turnaround in that will give you access to the lobby, called Lobby 3.  From there you will have 3 different elevators that will take you to Festival Hall B.  Again, signage will be present.
  • If you choose to drive, parking is available in the East garage, which is the garage closest to our event. You would follow the street on the North Side of the pier (this is the street that stations the CTA bus stop and shuttle service) until you see the signage for the East garage. 

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can call 312-746-5773 with any questions.


Have questions about AccessChicago 2018? Contact Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)

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600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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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.


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