Busy Week Ahead

Road Sign - Busy Week AheadThe Chicago DeafBlind community has some pretty busy and exciting things going on for the next week including advocacy and social interaction.  Here’s a look at what happens next week.

PACE City ADA Advisory Committee

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On Monday, June 17, the PACE transit authority will have its regular meeting.  This is for topics related to use of PACE within the city of Chicago.  If you use PACE buses or use Paratransit, you’ll want to attend this meeting to offer your insights as a DeafBlind person.  They want to hear from you!

June 17, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)
Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency
233 S. Wacker Drive, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL  60606

If you wish to attend this meeting, you MUST contact PACE to request an interpreter.  Call Linda Swedlund at voice/relay:847-228-4254 or send an email to her at linda.swedlund@pacebus.com.

Equip For Equality

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Equip for Equality is a legal organization dedicated to “Advancing the Human and Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois.”   This month they are hosting two meetings to discuss the agenda for the coming year on legal advocacy.  This is where you, as Chicago DeafBlind community members can make an important contribution to raise awareness of any legal issues or legislative improvements you wish to see happening in Illinois.

Friday, June 21, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street, Room 9-031
Chicago, IL  60601

A sign language interpreter will be present for Deaf attendees.  However, if you need special accommodations, you must notify Equip for Equality to make arrangements.  That means if you need a dedicated interpreter for your DeafBlind needs, don’t assume the general interpreter to be your personal interpreter.

To reserve your place at this meeting, you must contact Cecile at voice: 1-800-537-2632 or tty:1-800-610-2779.

Chicago Tactile Nights

As recently mentioned, the next Chicago Tactile Nights will be held on June 21.  Here’s the details in case you missed it:

Friday, June 21, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Potbelly’s on State Street
109 N. State Street
Chicago, IL

No reservations required.  But if you can let us know, we can anticipate how many tables to hold when we get there on Friday.

See you all at these many exciting events next week!

 

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