The Founders Room at the Field Museum1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago*
How can we ensure that our cultural spaces are as welcoming as possible for everyone? Your organization might have access offerings for specific disability types, but what happens if a family or individual with more than one disability wants to visit your venue? Some scenarios to consider: a ticketing system that considers multiple wheelchair-users purchasing tickets together, families with a disabled parent and child, attendees with hearing and vision loss. Learn from a panel of visitors with various disabilities who will share their experiences, and how Chicago's cultural organizations can push the envelope on access offerings. We'll explore ideas to help us work together to make Chicago even more accessible - so that everyone is welcome in the room.
Who Should Attend?CCAC programs are always free of charge and open to the public. For this program, we recommend:mid-level cultural administrators from museums, theaters, zoos, gardens and other cultural spacesthose who officially (or unofficially) are responsible for accessibility at your organizationAccessibility The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs.Open captioning and Assistive Listening Devices will be available. To request additional accommodations, please try to contact us at least two weeks in advance: ChicagoCulturalAccess@gmail.com or by calling Christena Gunther at 715-212-9140. All CCAC events are scent-free; please refrain from wearing products with fragrance such as perfume, cologne and lotion.
* Entrance InstructionsThere are multiple entrances to the Museum. We encourage you to use one of the entrances below:Main Entrance (with stairs): Enter through the South Entrance (the entrance with the large staircase facing Soldier Field). The room will be directly to your right, next to the gift shop.Accessible East Entrance: To avoid stairs, come through the East Entrance (the entrance on the East side of the building, facing Adler and the Lake). CCAC volunteers will meet you and escort you to the meeting place.
ParkingParking is available at Soldier Field for a fee of $25. Street parking may also be available along the road between the Field and the Adler Planetarium.