Access Calendar

Explore accessible events!

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Filter events by typing keywords into the search field below, or click on a keyword in an event to filter all events by that category.

Select "Submit an Event" to have your cultural organization's accessible event added to the Access Calendar.  

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Intro to Cultural Accessibility for Visitors with Disabilities

Court Theatre 5535 S. ELLIS AVENUE, Chicago

Is your organization thinking about ways to engage more inclusive practices for visitors with disabilities, but you’re not sure where to begin?

  • Accessibility
  • Getting started
  • Intro to Cultural Access

A Showcase of Accessible Services for Theater

Theater on the Lake 2401 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

Members of the creative, production, access and audience teams that performed "Project Potential" will discuss the fundamentals of each accessible service.

  • access services
  • Accessible ticketing
  • accommodations
  • artistic direction
  • ASL
  • Audio Description
  • performance
  • Physical Access
  • Sensory-Friendly
  • Service providers
  • theater
  • theatre

Tips from the LEAD Conference

Chicago Community Trust Chicago

Come engage in a debrief of the 2019 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Denver with real, live attendees and presenters who were there!

  • Conference
  • LEAD Conference

Serving Older Adults in Cultural Institutions

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Hear from panelists representing cultural administrators and partner organizations about how they are better considering older adults in their programming and services.

  • age-related disability
  • lifelong learning
  • older adults
  • seniors

CCAC Social

American Writers Museum Chicago

Gather 'round for a CCAC Social! We'll have informal discussions about how to begin and sustain accessible efforts in your cultural organizations.

  • Networking
  • Social

New Year Access Resolutions

Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark Street, Chicago

Plan practical strategies to meet your goals, and leave with a network of professionals to support your next steps—whether it’s starting anew or building out your existing accessible offerings.

  • Getting started
  • incremental change
  • resolutions

CCAC 2020 Fundraiser

Lagunitas 2607 W. 17th Street, Chicago

Show your support for CCAC, improve accessibility in Chicago's cultural spaces, and drink beer with us!

  • Fundraiser

Leading Accessible Virtual Programs

Online Program

Successfully integrate accessibility, such as captioning, ASL interpreters, and audio description, into your next staff meeting or public program using the provided tools and strategies.

  • ASL
  • Closed Captioning
  • Open Captioning
  • virtual programs

PANEL: Intro to Cultural Accessibility

Online Program

Take the first (or second, third, or fourth!) steps toward creating a more inclusive experience at your organization, even if the pandemic has your organization working solely in virtual space.

  • Betty Siegel
  • Getting started
  • ICAN
  • Intro to Cultural Access
  • Tina Childress

Online Programming for All Learners

Online Program

Learn how to integrate best practices for effectively engaging individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities through virtual programming.

CCAC Social

Online Program

Chat with friends and colleagues about their accessible efforts. Hear about CCAC initiatives and upcoming programs. Network with peers across Chicago, and beyond. If you're new to accessibility and inclusion for guests with disabilities, this is a great introduction to the field and to your CCAC network.

  • Social

Lincoln Center Passport – Chamber Music Society (Ages 3-6)


Designed for families with children, teens, and adults with disabilities, Passport to the Arts provides a welcoming introduction to the performing arts at Lincoln Center at no cost. Our fall season features virtual programs with New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, […]

  • Captioning
  • virtual programs