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AccessChicago stops by Navy Pier


Between the Abilities Expo in Schaumburg (which we'll have a write-up about early next week), and AccessChicago at Navy Pier, it's been a busy time for the Chicago disabled community.

Unfortunately we were unable to make it to Thursday's AccessChicago exhibition, but the Tribune did a tremendous write-up about the event.  From wheelchair basketball demonstrations to an exhibit featuring the MV-1, which is billed as "the first factory-built vehicle to exceed guidelines in the disabilities act," there was plenty to see.

This year's show also coincided with the 20-year anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. It's a theme the article touched on, and as Lilliana Lopez made clear throughout, the ADA isn't there to give the disabiled community special treatment.  It's there so that we're "treated like everyone else...."

Overall, it's a well-done piece with a good message.  If any of you were able to make it AccessChicago, let us know how it went!



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