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#Explore Chicago for All: Unveiling Accessibility Features at Iconic Sites!

Join us for a special preview of #AccessibleChicago,” a new video series from Fun4theDisabled! Discover how “Accessible Chicago” is raising awareness, increasing economic activity, and setting a new standard for inclusivity.

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Windy City for ALL? You bet! ♿️ Join us for a video unveiling #AccessibleChicago’s most accessible adventures, from scenic lakes to dazzling shows!

Chicago History:

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Dusable Museum: Highlights African American history and culture.

Illinois Holocaust Museum: Dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust.

Chicago History Museum: Explores the rich history of Chicago and its surroundings.

Maritime Museum: Explores Chicago’s maritime history and the Great Lakes.

Chicago Arts:

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MCA Chicago: Showcases modern and contemporary art in downtown Chicago.

Hyde Park Art Center: Focuses on emerging and under-recognized contemporary artists.

National Museum of Mexican Art: Houses the largest collection of Mexican art in the US.

Project Onward: Empowers artists with disabilities to create and sell their artwork.

Chicago Parks:

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Garfield Park Conservatory: Features diverse plant life in a beautiful indoor setting.

Morton Arboretum: Offers a variety of gardens, trails, and educational programs.

Lincoln Park Zoo: Lincoln Park Zoo is free to visit with a diverse collection of animals.

Chicago Science:

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Museum of Science and Industry: Largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, with interactive exhibits.

Field Museum of Natural History: Renowned for its extensive collections of dinosaur fossils, SUE the T. Rex, and artifacts.

Chicago Entertainment:

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Museum of Illusions: Challenges visitors’ perceptions and ignites their imaginations with interactive exhibits.

Navy Pier: Popular waterfront entertainment district with rides, restaurants, shops, and events.

Steppenwolf Theater: Tony Award-winning theater company known for its innovative productions.

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#Explore Chicago for All: Unveiling Accessibility Features at Iconic Sites! Join us for a special preview of #AccessibleChicago,” a new video series from Fun4theDisabled! Discover how “Accessible Chicago” is raising awareness, increasing economic activity, and setting a new standard for inclusivity.

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00:00:04:45 – 00:00:13:01
Vanessa Harris, Founder of Fun4thedisabled
Fun4theDisabled is thrilled to present a special sneak preview of our series, Accessible Chicago,

00:00:24:03 – 00:00:45:01
Glenn Eden, Chair of Choose Chicago
Places like this place, the Museum of Science and Industry, Navy Pier, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the DuSable, the Chicago History Museum and the Garfield Park Conservatory are all on the cutting edge of design and technology to make these iconic attractions accessible to all.

00:00:45:01 – 00:01:01:29
Glenn Eden
And with the incredible videos like these created by Vanessa and the team at Fun4theDisabled, more and more people will know about Chicago’s accessible options and we at Choose Chicago are beyond proud to support this project.

00:01:01:29 – 00:01:16:57
Dr. Anne Harris, President of Grinnell College
You’ve used your brilliance, your creativity and your fun to build capacity for individuals and organizations to learn about disability culture, to engage with disability culture, and to shape advocacy in new, different and better ways.

00:01:16:57 – 00:01:23:15
Susan Brehm, Regional Director of the US Economic Development Administration
we were very excited to be able to support this project from our Chicago regional office,

00:01:23:15 – 00:01:39:24
Susan Brehm
showcasing this beautiful city and highlighting the accessibility of Chicago and its attractions not only increases economic activity, but also rightly raises the bar for other places to be more inclusive to those with different abilities.

00:01:39:24 – 00:01:57:43
Rachel Arfa, Commissioner of the Chicago Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities
it is important because people with disabilities have a purchasing power of four hundred and ninety billion dollars. In other words, companies are leaving money on the table.

00:01:57:43 – 00:02:02:13
Rachel Arfa
because people with disabilities go to an event

00:02:02:13 – 00:02:09:52
Rachel Arfa
when we have a good experience, we come back and we tell our friends about it.

00:02:10:12 – 00:02:25:09
Rachel Arfa
Do not underestimate the word of mouth in our disability community. When we have a good experience, we tell you. When we have a bad experience… we also tell you.

00:02:25:09 – 00:02:36:21
Daniel Thomas, Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism
We’re excited to be featuring the accessible Chicago videos on our new accessibility travel web page on enjoyIllinois.com (Vanessa claps) forward slash accessibility.

00:02:36:21 – 00:02:49:08
Daniel Thomas
and be assured Vanessa, the state of Illinois when we see a 111 million visitors every year. We intend to amplify and make it a continued priority.

00:02:49:12 – 00:02:55:36
Jack Lavin, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
We cannot be a world class city without the work that’s being celebrated tonight.

00:02:55:36 – 00:03:08:58
Jack Lavin
Accessible Chicago is a fantastic series that showcases many amazing places that everyone can visit across our gorgeous city. This show is a big win for Chicago.

#AccessibleChicago: Partner with Us!

Like what you saw in our #AccessibleChicago video series?

We’ve been showcasing Chicago’s most inclusive businesses and experiences, making the city more accessible for everyone.

Want to feature YOUR business in our next season?

By partnering with #AccessibleChicago, you’ll reach a large and engaged audience of people with disabilities and their allies. Show your commitment to inclusivity and accessibility!

Ready to join the movement?

Contact us directly for a quote or project: fun@fun4thedisabled.com

Let’s work together to make Chicago a truly accessible city for all!