A Father’s Gifts

So, today, I’m not writing about accessibility, or even Chicago. Today is Father’s Day. It is the 26th one without my dad. I can’t really remember his voice anymore. I remember his face, thanks to pictures. I remember his words, at least some of them. But today, when there have been more Father’s Days without... Read more »

Redefining Dance--Bodies of Work Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture

When I think of dance, I think of Gene Kelly and his athletic style. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and their beautiful partnership. And thanks to Bodies of Work, a festival of Disability Arts and Culture that has been everywhere in Chicago for the last couple of weeks, I also think of Ginger Lane. And Kris Lenzo.... Read more »

Boccia or the Beach?

What a great weekend in Chicago for disability sport. Whether you fancy taking a kayak for a spin at Osterman Beach and working on your tan, or whether some indoor air conditioned action is more your speed…you’re covered! This year’s Beyond the Waters Beach Party will kick off this Sunday, July 28 at Osterman Beach, 6800... Read more »
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Get Your Red White and Blue Self to Millenium Park for the 4th

There’s nothing that says summer to me like hanging out in Millenium Park. And there’s nothing that says 4th of July in Chicago like Millenium Park and the Grant Park Orchestra! So whether you come by bus, el, car, Metra, bike, on foot…just come! Whether you want to sit in the Seating Bowl at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion to... Read more »

Get Out of the Heat---See Cool Stuff at Abilities Expo this weekend!

Don’t like the heat? No problem. Come on inside where it’s  cool–in more ways than one. The Abilities Expo returns to Chicago this Friday June 29 through Sunday July 1 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. For people with disabilities, their families and friends, this year’s Expo is a can’t miss! Come and check out... Read more »

Beyond the Waters Beach Party--Accessible Fun at the Beach

When you think of summer in the city, what comes to mind? For me, it’s the beach and the lakefront. Miles and miles of people biking, walking, roller blading, sunning, playing volleyball, and swimming, enjoying the gorgeous view that we Chicagoans have bragging rights over. Until relatively recently, though, much of Chicago’s beaches and lakefront were... Read more »
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