Daily Digest: Disability Issues

As part of its ongoing commitment to the mission and objectives of ADA 25 Chicago, Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications will continue to produce and distribute a daily e-blast highlighting local and national disability-related news. Those interested in receiving this daily news aggregation on disability issues can sign up by clicking here.


ADA 25 Chicago has come to a close, but we invite you to visit The Chicago Community Trust’s page dedicated to this initiative http://www.cct.org/about/partnerships_initiatives/ada-25-chicago/ for more ADA 25 Chicago-related stories.

“Famous Violinist Itzhak Perlman Breaks Societal Stigma”

Rows and rows of cushioned seats at the Harris Theater filled with spectators with and without disabilities last Wednesday to hear a moderated afternoon talk featuring Itzhak Perlman. The renowned violinist confidently zipped onstage in his scooter to share his experiences as a musician with a disability to the eager crowd.

Medill Reports Chicago January 12, 2016

“CTA Announces Next Step Making Rail System 100% Accessible”

As part of Mayor Emanuel’s ongoing commitment to improve accessibility throughout the city of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) on Jan. 7, announced a new initiative that will establish a blueprint for making the nation’s second largest transit agency 100 percent accessible over the next 20 years.

Mass Transit January 7, 2016

“Master “fiddler” Itzhak Perlman Talks About Access”

Few would deny that Itzhak Perlman speaks most eloquently through his violin, from which he coaxes some of the most golden sounds ever to emerge from that instrument.

Chicago Sun-Times January 6, 2016