(Chicago, Illinois) On July 25th, the day before the 17th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Freedom Bus and crew drove into the cavernous Festival Hall on Chicago’s Navy Pier for Access Chicago, the Midwest’s largest free exhibition of products and services for people with disabilities. It was also at this event where the city of Chicago was honored as the runner up in the National Organization on Disability’s (NOD) Accessible America Competition. Karen Tamley, the Commissioner of Mayor Daley’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), accepted the $10,000 Accessible America prize from our good friend and colleague, NOD President Michael Deland.  Access Chicago is produced by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.  Under the direction of Commissioner Tamley, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) seeks to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 people with disabilities who live and work in Chicago.  The Road to Freedom pulled alongside several accessibible city buses which were part of a program that included adaptive sporting events, music and information booths representing hundreds of products and services.