Chicago was voted one of America's most disability-friendly cities by the National Organization on Disability, Chicago is accessible for visitors with special needs.
Here are some resources:
Easy Access Chicago (773.388.8839) offers comprehensive accessibility information more than 100 top attractions, transportation, O'Hare / Midway airports, hotel, restaurants, and more. You'll also find listings of accessible tours and key disability services. You can also download the guide now.
Scootaround Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals (888.441.7575) provides a wide range of mobility solutions including renting mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and powerchairs.
Accessible Journeys (800.846.4537) provides accessible vacation planning and group tours as well as licensed travel companions for slow walkers and wheelchair travelers. Check out their comprehensive information for travel professionals.
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities provides information on accessibility at the city's many lakefront festivals, wheelchair accessible taxicabs, renting hand cycles, and much more.
Deaf Communication by Innovation provides qualified sign language interpreters / translators for travelers.
Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority (312.836.7000; TTY: 312.836.4949) provides accessibility services and resources for Metra commuter rail and PACE suburban bus services.
SCR Medical Transportation (773.768.7000) offers 24-hour dispatching utilizing wheelchair accessible minivans, 15-passenger vans, and wheelchair assessable coaches and sedans.
Taxi Access Program (800-281-4466) is the dispatch service for more than 20 taxicab companies which operate wheelchair accessible minivans equipped with ramps, wheelchair securements, and shoulder seat belts.