Chicago Community Trust Grant Will Bring Interpretative Services to Special Holiday Shows for those with Vision and Hearing Needs
WHAT: Shedd Aquarium will offer the interpretative services of an audio describer for those with vision needs and an American Sign Language professional for those with hearing needs during a pair of dates for Shedd’s annual celebration of the season in its ‘Holiday One World’ show.
BACKGROUND: The Chicago Community Trust’s People with Disabilities Fund is supporting Shedd Aquarium’s efforts in piloting new experiences for those with visual and audio needs during the holiday. This grant will allow Shedd to expand ‘Holiday One World’s’ message of animal care and conservation this season to a wider audience. The support will allow Shedd to further explore opportunities for making the aquarium accessible to audiences of all needs.
DETAILS: An American Sign Language Interpreter will be on hand for both performances on both dates, as will audio headsets for those who are hard of hearing. Those who wish to access this interpretation are encouraged to contact Shedd in advance of their ‘Holiday One World’ experience by calling 312-939-2438 or 1-800-526-0857 for relay service. Additional details can be found here.
WHEN: , December 30th and January 2nd
WHERE: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Shedd Aquarium is supported by the people of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the Chicago Park District.
Shedd Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).