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Celebrating the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

06.20.24

On June 22, Access Living will remember and celebrate the the anniversary of one of the most important civil rights U.S. Supreme Court decisions for...

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024: All About Audio Description

05.16.24

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Celebrated every May, GAAD serves as a conversational spark around digital accessibility and how,...

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Reports & Studies

Watch: On Becoming Disabled Through Gun Violence

05.15.24

On May 2, 2024, Access Living held a live panel event to release the findings of a qualitative study into...

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Press Releases & Statements

New Report from Access Living Finds Disabled Gun Violence Survivors Needs Not Met; Outlines Recommendations for Action

05.02.24

CHICAGO — Access Living, a leading disability service and advocacy center in Chicago, has released the findings of its first...

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Press Releases & Statements

Coalition of Advocacy Organizations and Providers Across Illinois Hold Rally at Illinois State Capital to End Subminimum Wage

04.12.24

HB0793 would phase out, with support, outdated discriminatory policies that allow providers paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage....

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You’re Invited! Access Living Open House; RSVP

03.27.24

After months of closure due to flooding, we are thrilled to announce the reopening of Access Living's building! Our refreshed,...

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Press Releases & Statements

Coalition of Advocacy Organizations Across Illinois Hold Press Conference at Illinois State Capitol to Protest Legalization of Physician Assisted Suicide

03.13.24

SPRINGFIELD - Leading disability rights organization Access Living joined a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals opposed to legislation that...

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Advocacy News

Disability Takeaways from Governor’s 2024 State Budget Release

02.23.24

Earlier this week, 16 Access Living team members were at our State Capitol in Springfield on one of the most...

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Advocacy Alerts

Breaking: Illinois Assisted Suicide Bill Filed, Access Living Opposed

02.09.24

Access Living friends and allies, Last night, Illinois legislators filed a bill that would create physician-assisted suicide in Illinois.  Known...

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Advocacy Alerts

Urgent: Input Needed TOMORROW on Problems with WAVs in Rideshare, Taxis and Paratransit

02.07.24

Access Living friends and allies,Tomorrow afternoon, the National Council on Disability (NCD) wants to hear from people with disabilities who rely on...

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