Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today

Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago welcomes all visitors and will make every effort to accommodate guests with special needs.

Getting to Gallery 400

The Gallery has a wheelchair-accessible entrance and elevators. Art & Exhibition Hall, where Gallery 400 is located, is an older building with many documented instances of elevator functionality issues. If you experience issues with the elevator upon entry, please notify Gallery 400 staff at 312.996.6114 or building manager Chris Markin at 312.413.1001. To confirm there are no barriers to accessibility on the day of your visit, please call 312.996.6114.

Gender neutral and wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the same floor as Gallery 400. While the restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users, the door to the restroom is not. Visitors who use wheelchairs can request personal assistance with opening and closing the restroom doors at the Gallery 400 front desk.

Motorist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 312.355.0555. Further information regarding parking on campus can be found at UIC Parking Services.

To inquire about accessibility accommodations or for more information, please contact Gallery 400 at 312.996.6114 or

Inside the Gallery

Personal assistance is provided in the exhibition space by attendants at the front desk.

iPads are available at the Gallery 400 front desk from which users can log on to an accessible website for the exhibition that is enabled for screen readers and voiceover technology. This website includes audio descriptions of artworks.

Large print versions of exhibition labels can be requested at the front desk.

Gallery 400 can arrange for a sign language interpreter to be provided through the UIC Disability Resource Center. Please contact the Gallery at 312.996.6114 or to arrange.

Sensory spaces are available in the rear of the gallery. Please ask the attendance at the front desk for assistance.

To arrange a guided tour of the exhibition for your group, please complete a reservation request.

Additional Resources

If you are a UIC student, faculty, or staff member and want to know more about disability services at UIC, please visit the Disability Resource Center website.