Good News!!! The Smart Chicago team is moving and now will be co-located with the City Digital Team at UI Labs. As such, our individual emails will be changing to:

Kyla Williams 

Sonja Marziano

Denise Linn     

Leslie Durr       

Our new mailing address is 1415 N. Cherry Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 and general phone number is 312.281.6900.

Please check our website at or follow us on twitter @smartchicago for more updates.

We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.

Smart Chicago Co-Hosts 2015 Innovation Lab With United Cerebral Palsy’s Life Lab

ucp_logo_taglineSmart Chicago is partnering with United Cerebral Palsy’s Life Labs to host their 2015 Innovation Labs on May 19 & 20 at the Microsoft Technology Center here in ChicagoUnited Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Here’s how UCP describes the event:

Join together with designers, makers, manufacturers and assistive product aficionados among others at Innovation Lab for a competitive, collaborative and undeniably unique experience!

Hear from leading makers and hackers and people with and without disabilities about the principles of Universal Design actually prototype new products that are more accessible, attractive and easier to use for people with all levels of ability.

This intense event will focus on accessibility and usability in product design and rapid prototyping with lightning talks from notable speakers, coaching and mentoring from the experts, teamwork and product demonstrations and finally, prizes for the top ideas!

Smart Chicago is co-hosting this event as part of our commitment to ADA 25 Chicago, an effort to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015. We work for access to technology for all, and the accessibility movement has been one of the most powerful forces for inclusion.

Register now and follow along with the planning on Twitter.