Lighthouse Hosts MOPD Forum on Accessibility of City Services

In recognition of the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Chicago Lighthouse, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), hosted a public forum July 25th on ways the City of Chicago could better serve people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise disabled.


Spearheading the discussion were MOPD Commissioner Karen Tamley and members of her department. 

Approximately 50 people attended, including several Lighthouse staff.  Questions ranged from what could be done to make sidewalks and crosswalks safer to the accessibility of services at the city’s two airports.

Dr. Janet Szlyk commended the Commissioner for reaching out to the Lighthouse to co-sponsor the event and for her ongoing efforts to keep Chicago one of the nation’s friendliest cities for people with disabilities.

For her part, Commissioner Tamley thanked everyone for attending and promised that her office would be responsive to the concerns that were raised during the forum.