By Shen Wu Tan
Rows and rows of cushioned seats at the Harris Theater filled with spectators with and without disabilities last Wednesday to hear a moderated afternoon talk featuring Itzhak Perlman. The renowned violinist confidently zipped onstage in his scooter to share his experiences as a musician with a disability to the eager crowd.
As a culmination to the 25th year anniversary celebration of the American with Disabilities Act, the renowned violinist led a Juilliard orchestra performance of Tchaikovsky later that evening.
To celebrate the passage of the 1990 act, organizations across Chicago joined the ADA 25 campaign in 2015 by pledging to build a more inclusive community for people with disabilities.