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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Girl with the Purple Cane: Inclusive Style at the 2016 Chicago Humanities Festival on May 1st - Accessible Accommodations

photo by Hannah Agar

Girl with the Purple Cane: Inclusive Style at the Chicago Humanities Festival
Straight from her invitation to the White House, Liz Jackson comes to Chicago to talk about the fast-growing movement calling for stylish design for people with disabilities. Blogging as "The Girl with the Purple Cane," Jackson has started the Inclusive Fashion and Design Collective; she joins us to share her urgent message in her own witty and insightful style: "My body is a lemon. I'm making lemonade."

Use the promo code ADA25 at checkout to receive 25% off general priced tickets to this event on Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 PM at the Chicago Athletic Association - Madison Ballroom.

Sun, May 1 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Chicago Athletic Association
Madison Ballroom
12 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10
Tickets can be ordered online at tickets.chicagohumanities.org or by calling the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509.

This event will feature live open captions for universal access to program content.
Accessible Accommodations at the Festival
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Open captioning is a service that displays dialogue and describes other relevant sounds on a large screen above the stage or to the side of the stage. Captions are typed in real-time by a professional captioner in the venue. Open captions provide access for people at any stage of hearing loss.
We will provide a sign language interpreter for any event upon request. We will reserve seats for you and your guests in good vantage point of the interpreter.

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At compatible venues, we offer assistive listening devices. Assistive listening devices (ALDs) amplify and clarify the sound being picked up by the microphone while cutting down or eliminating ambient noise. You can choose to wear the device with headphones or a neck loop, which is compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants that have T-Coil. If available, ALDs can be picked up at each event's Box Office table.

We select venues with wheelchair-accessible entrances, seating, and restrooms. Most of our venues are general admission seating. We are happy to reserve seats for anyone using a wheelchair or motorized scooter and their guests.
Additionally, we will reserve seats on an aisle or another desired location that provides better access for you and your guests.

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We welcome service animals and will reserve seats with ample adjacent space.

If you would like to sit close to the stage due to low vision, we are happy to reserve seats for you and your guests near the front.
How To Request an Accessible Accommodation
By phone: Call the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509

Online: After you have added an event to your basket, each event page has a link "Click here to request an accessible accommodation for mobility, hearing, or vision." Fill out the accessibility request form for each of the events you plan to attend.
Screen shot of accessibility request link on the event page
For more details about our venues, visit the Venues page on our website. 

Chicago Humanities Festival | 500 N. Dearborn St. Suite 825 | Chicago, IL 60654

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