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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 683 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

Sponsorship opportunities are available for AccessChicago 2018. To learn more, call Tyra M. Carroll at 312-746-5773. Or register here


 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?


AccessChicago, a one-day expo for people with disabilities, will be providing a free shuttle service by way of two 12-passenger, accessible, Pace buses running in tandem from the front of the Pier to Entrance 2, then from Entrance 2 to the front of the Pier. Please note: because we’ve moved from Festival Hall A to Festival Hall B this year, Entrance 2 is the closest and most accessible entry point to AccessChicago.



AccessChicago is held at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Festival Hall B. Our guests can pick up this shuttle at the front of the Pier where the Navy Pier Trolley station is located on East Grand Avenue. The Navy Pier Trolley station is located kiddy corner from the CTA bus station. Please look for Pace buses that have signage that reads: “AccessChicago shuttle”.



AccessChicago is from 9:00am-4:00pm on Thursday, July 19th. During the two peak hours of 8:30am-9:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm, this shuttle will run on demand. From 9:30am-2:30pm, this shuttle will run in tandem every 15-20 minutes.


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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