Collab Social in Bolingbrook!

Collab Social in Bolingbrook!

Event Description: We are bringing our annual Collab Social to Bolingbrook! Come learn about the Collab and what we offer as we grow our community stakeholder network beyond Chicago! Join us for a light info session and networking at Fountaindale Public Library to chat accessibility-related topics with passionate members of the accessibility community… all with a focus on the small changes we are making at our organizations to incrementally make a big impact for cultural spaces and visitors with disabilities! Snacks, including vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, and light refreshments provided.

Event Date: Wednesday, April 24

Event Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

Location: Meeting Room A, Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Program Accessibility: Real-Time Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided for the welcome address. Networking will follow. Please clearly indicate any additional access requests via the event registration form at least 3 business days in advance of the event. You can also call or text 773-203-5039 to discuss specific requests.

Suggested Donation: While our programs are free, a $5 suggested donation helps to cover programming costs to ensure Cultural Access Collaborative’s mission is achievable and accessible to all. You may donate online at any time! Donations to the Collaborative are tax deductible.

Registration: Join us by completing this event registration form! Note that registrations will close on April 23 at 11:55 p.m. CST. In case of technical difficulties, please email for assistance.

Cultural Access Collab’s 10th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser

Celebrate a decade of access.
Join Us!

Cultural Access Collaborative’s
10th Anniversary Celebration
and Fundraiser

Monday, October 30, 2023

Plante Moran
1st Floor Lobby
10 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago IL

Entrance on the corner of Monroe and Canal

$50 per attendee 

Cultural Access Collab removes barriers to make Illinois’ arts and culture more accessible to people with disabilities by providing education, promotional tools, accessible equipment and a supportive community. Join us in celebrating the past ten years of our work, and help us make Illinois even more inclusive in the year to come! 

Enjoy music performed by the Tommy Carroll Trio, light refreshments and drinks, all while helping to sustain our cultural accessibility efforts in Illinois. If you’re able, make an additional donation to further support the Collab’s efforts.

About Tommy Carroll Trio
The Tommy Carroll Trio is an ensemble offering highly rhythmic interpretations of jazz compositions old and new. Composed of drums, bass and guitar, the group’s adventurous spirit provides listeners a fresh experience at every performance

Your $50 Ticket Includes
Light appetizers and two beverage tickets (beer, wine, or non-alcoholic) are provided per ticket. You will also be automatically entered to win one of our exciting door prizes!

Dress code is business casual.

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM on the Sunday evening prior to Monday’s celebration. If you miss the online registration period, no worries! You can show up at the door and make payment at the check-in table.

Covid Safety
As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities — and because there will be immunocompromised and medically vulnerable people in attendance — we need your help to create and maintain a safer environment for all. It is our collective responsibility to follow this guidance and we appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Masking is highly recommended when not actively eating or drinking. Clear masks will be available if needed. Weather permitting, there is outdoor access at the venue. We will monitor Covid rates in our area, and may revise our policy if appropriate.

If you test positive for COVID-19 within 4 days following the event, please notify and let us know. We will inform all attendees.

Accessibility Information
Everyone is welcome!

  • Plante Moran is accessible to guests who use wheelchairs or need to avoid stairs. Tables and chairs are available. 
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and open captioning is available for the brief remarks portion of the evening; if you require ASL or captioning for mingling with other guests, please let us know in advance.
  • A quiet room is available.
  • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to those who wish to attend, but cannot afford the ticket price. Email us at to learn more.
  • If you require a sighted guide, or any other access services to fully participate, please let us know as soon as you can. 
  • Email or call 715-212-9140.

Please fill out the required registration form. In case of technical difficulties, please email for assistance.

CCAC Social

We at the CCAC have loved getting together at our virtual events these past few years, and now we are super excited to share our passion for accessibility in person again (socially distanced of course)!  

We welcome you to join our social event at the expanded Steppenwolf campus, in their new full-service Tap House Bar with attached outdoor patio. We’ll be gathering casually (with or without a cocktail in hand) to chat accessibility-related topics with members of the Chicagoland accessibility community. 

Exchange tips, share victories, commiserate, plan world domination… all with a focus on the small changes we are making at our organizations to incrementally make a big difference!



  • FREE, $5 suggested donation
  • Registration includes one (1) free alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. 
  • A cash and credit / debit card bar will also be available. 


  • Tap House Bar, 1646 N Halsted St (at the southern end of Steppenwolf campus).
  • Attached outdoor patio space will also be open, weather permitting.

Transit and Parking:

  • Free parking at 1624 N. Halsted.
  • Near CTA Red Line’s North/Clybourne station. 

The following accommodations will be available:

  • wheelchair access
  • accessible tables
  • ASL interpretation 
  • menus in Braille and large print
  • increased lighting
  • no background music
  • all-gender restrooms
  • masks required when not actively eating or drinking

All CCAC events are scent-free; please refrain from wearing products with fragrance such as perfume, cologne and lotion.

To request additional accommodations, please contact us by email at or call Matt Lauterbach at 773-203-5039.



What to Expect

Once you register, you will have the option to add this event to your calendar. ASL interpretation will be provided. Additional accommodation requests can be submitted via RSVP.

You will receive an email reminder the day before the event. Please ensure that is an approved sender to your email account, or be sure to check your Spam/Junk Mail filter for the email.


American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided.

Additional accommodation requests can be submitted via RSVP. Please complete the accommodation request field found in the event registration path or call 773-203-5039 to request other access services, or to learn more about event accessibility.

Suggested Donation

While CCAC programs are free, the $5 suggested donation helps to cover programming costs to ensure CCAC’s mission is achievable and accessible to all. You may donate online anytime! Donations to CCAC are tax deductible. 

CCAC is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, PERT Foundation, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Michael and Mona Heath Fund, and individual donors like you. In addition, this program is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.