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DCASE and MOPD Cultural Events Input Session - Deaf/hard of hearing

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Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington St

5th Floor Millennium Park Room

Chicago, IL 60602

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The City of Chicago invites you to one of four community input sessions to address equity across our facilities and programs.

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The City of Chicago invites you to one of four community input sessions to address equity across our facilities and programs.

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Disability Community Forum on Cultural Accessibility The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is committed to addressing equity and accessibility across our facilities and programs. To further this effort, we want to pay attention to the experiences of individuals with disabilities who attend our cultural events and venues such as museums, theaters, music venues, art galleries, festivals and movie theaters.

DCASE and MOPD will be holding a series of input sessions for the disability community to help guide future event planning and improve accessibility for our residents and visitors with disabilities. Each session is divided by a general disability-type in order to provide time for feedback and the identification of barriers and best practices.

In preparation for each session, we are asking the disability community to consider the following questions:

1) What barriers have you experienced when attending events or while visiting venues?

2) What are effective practices for serving individuals with disabilities at cultural venues and events? Which accessibility features have you experienced at cultural venues and events that you consider good examples of accessibility?

3) What do you look for in an accessible and welcoming event or venue?

All sessions will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center - 78 East Washington Street, 5th floor. The accessible entrance is located on the Randolph Street side of the building. Sign language interpreters and CART will be provided at the Friday, October 25th session.

Other accommodation needs should be requested at least one week in advance of the session by contacting Zhenesse.Heinemann@cityofchicago.org.

Disability Community: Deaf/hard of hearing

Please R.S.V.P. at least one week prior to each event. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made at least one week prior to the event.

Please Note: While this event is public and open to all if you do not identify as part of the disability community please defer your reservation until the week of the event in order to give the majority of the seats at the table to those in the disability community.

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Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington St

5th Floor Millennium Park Room

Chicago, IL 60602

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