Complimentary show services will enhance your Abilities Expo experience
- Braille and Large Print Accommodations
- CART Services for Workshops
- Free Loaner Scooters
- Free Wheelchair Repair
- Free Shuttle Service from Arlington Park Metra Station
- Free Shuttle Service from Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel
- First Aid
- Food Service
- Information/Lost and Found
- Personal Care Service Attendant
- Service Dog Relief Area
- American Sign Language Interpretation Services
FREE LOANER SCOOTERSProvided compliments of Pride Mobility
Pride Mobility will be offering loaner scooters for visitors to Abilities Expo. Please go to the Loaner Scooters table and be prepared to provide appropriate identification to obtain your scooter. This is a complimentary service, offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours until 2:00 pm on Sunday, the final day of the event.
FREE WHEELCHAIR REPAIRProvided compliments of Frog Legs
FREE CURBSIDE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM ARLINGTON PARK METRA STATION:
Provided compliments of SCR Medical Transportation, Inc.
Complimentary transportation service will be available for people with disabilities travelling from Arlington Park Station to Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Each vehicle can hold one wheelchair and approximately three able-bodied individuals comfortably. The vehicles have been designed to be ADA/CSA compliant. Each van can easily accommodate wheelchairs that are 30" wide and 48" long, which is the ADA "standard."
There will be 2 vehicles running all 3 show days on a continuous loop to and from Arlington Park Station to Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.Vans will run one hour prior to the start of the Expo through 30 minutes after the end of the show each day.
- Friday , June 24: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Last pick up from the station is at 4:00 pm)
- Saturday, June 25: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Last pick up from the station is at 4:00 pm)
- Sunday, June 26: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last pick up from the train station is at 3:00 pm)
If you do not see the van with the Abilities Expo logo in the window when you arrive, look for the signage at the station and await the van's return.
If you need to contact anyone about the shuttle, please call (773) 967-6403.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG HOTEL:
The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel will provide to their guests, accessible transportation within a 3 mile radius of the hotel from 4:30PM-10:30PM Thursday-Sunday. Please call the Concierge Desk to request this complimentary service and provide as much advance time as possible.
BRAILLE AND LARGE PRINT ACCOMMODATIONS
Braille and large print versions of the exhibitor list and the events/workshops schedule will be available by request at the registration counters.
CART SERVICES FOR WORKSHOPS
Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services will be available at all of the workshops. This service will caption everything said by the presenters and display the text on a large screen, especially to benefit the attendees who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The First Aid Office is located on site and will be open during show hours.
The food service and seating area is at the back of the exhibit hall and will be open until one hour before closing on show days. We offer standard concession fare which includes sandwiches, salads, drinks, snacks, etc. The menu is subject to change.
INFORMATION/ LOST AND FOUNDAccessibility Help Desk
For your convenience, our Accessibility Help Desk, located in the Lobby in front of the Exhibit Hall, is where any show-related questions may be answered. Any lost items turned in to Show Management will be held here until the close of the show. All remaining items will be given to Building Security.
PERSONAL CARE SERVICE ATTENDANTAccessibility Help Desk, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
For your convenience, there will be a Personal Care Service Attendant to assist guests during show hours for their personal needs (rest room assistance, filling out forms, etc.) Should you require assistance for show-related activities, please stop by the Accessibility Help Desk. This is a complimentary service and is offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours.
Please obtain a receipt for any purchases made on the premises of Abilities Expo. These should be shown to the guard as you depart the Exhibit Hall. If you do not have a receipt, you will be asked to return to the booth where the item was purchased to get one.
SERVICE DOG RELIEF AREAEnd of the 100 aisle, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
For your convenience and comfort of your animal, there will be a Service Dog Relief Area located just outside the door at the end of the 100 aisle. Water, a water bowl, plastic bags and a trash bin are also provided for your convenience and there's even a red fire hydrant!! We appreciate you picking up after your animal.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICESAccessibility Help Desk, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
There will be American Sign Language interpretation services available to assist anyone requiring sign language translation at the Accessibility Help Desk in the Lobby in front of the Exhibit Hall. This is a complimentary service and is offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours.
We want your visit to the Expo to be a positive experience both on and off the show floor. Please consider our stylish hotel partners to accommodate your lodging needs:
The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel
Par Avion Meetings & Conventions is the ONLY official housing company for Abilities Expo. To ensure that your hotel accommodations are booked under the official negotiated hotel and room rates for Abilities Expo, please only book through Par Avion Meetings and Conventions. Beware of soliciting travel agencies! In past years we have been alerted of several travel agencies aggressively soliciting event attendees. It is important to note that the information these agencies provide is often untrue, many times involving non-existent room blocks, non-refundable deposits and false rates.
Par Avion can be reached at (866) 364-9508 and (310) 590-4729 from 6 am to 5 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
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