Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ADA 101: The ADA & Cultural Spaces

Please join us for Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC)'s Kick-Off Program . . .
ADA 101: The ADA & Cultural Spaces
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, Judy Keller Education Center , 2150 N. Cannon Drive Chicago, Illinois 60614
Registration Required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ada-101-the-ada-cultural-spaces-tickets-9879217004 . If you encounter difficulties using this online registration, please RSVP to chicagoculturalaccess@gmail.com.
Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became federal law more than 20 years ago, but not all cultural organizations are aware of its implications, or about the recent changes in 2010. Join us for a brief ADA introduction geared towards beginners, especially focusing on how the law relates to cultural organizations like yours. To help make the topic more approachable, a panel of local cultural administrators will practically discuss how different-sized cultural organizations--representing a variety of budgets and facilities--have approached different aspects of the law.

Submit your own ADA questions prior to the session to ChicagoCulturalAccess@gmail.com. Submit questions by January 25. All questions will remain anonymous.
Facilitator: Robin Jones, Director, Great Lakes ADA Center
Panel members include: Christena Gunther, Elmhurst Historical Museum; Evan Hatfield, Steppenwolf Theatre; Lynn Walsh, Chicago Children's Museum and more To Be Announced

Accommodations and Accessibility Information:
• The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs.
• Open Captioning and Assistive Listening Devices will be available.
• For further accessibility information or to request additional accommodations, please contact ChicagoCulturalAccess@gmail.com or call Lynn Walsh at 312-464-7679. We kindly request 2 weeks notice for other accommodations.

Lincoln Park Zoo is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown Chicago. From I-94, exit at either Fullerton Parkway or North Avenue and go east. CTA bus routes 151 or 156 both serve the zoo; for schedules, contact the RTA/CTA at 312-836-7000. Visit the CTA/RTA Travel Information Center.
Parking The zoo’s parking lot entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 North Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614). Parking fees are collected at the lot exit.
Rates: 0–30 minutes—No charge 30 minutes or more—$20 flat rate

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