• Chicago Abilities Expo
    CHICAGO
    June 29 - July 1, 2018
    Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
    Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

Complimentary show services will enhance your Abilities Expo experience

Show Services

FREE LOANER SCOOTERS

Provided 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 REPAIR

Provided compliments of TBD

Free maintenance will be provided on a first come, first served basis by TBD. This service will end one hour before the show ends each day.

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.

FIRST AID

The First Aid Office is located on site and will be open during show hours.

FOOD SERVICE

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 FOUND

Accessibility 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 ATTENDANT

Accessibility 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.

PURCHASES

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 AREA

Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

For your convenience and comfort of your animal, there will be a Service Dog Relief Area located onsite. 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 SERVICES

Accessibility 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.

Hotel Accommodations

We want your visit to the Expo to be a positive experience both on and off the show floor. Please consider one of 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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