Accessible For Your Convenience
Sears Tower Skydeck
Over a million visitors a year soar to the top of the Sears Tower to enjoy the wrap-around view from its 103rd-floor Skydeck. The entrance on Jackson St. has push-button doors. Greeters escort visitors via elevator to lower level 2 ticketing, which has one accessible window. A small theatre with integrated wheelchair seating screens a History Channel video (non-captioned) on the building of the Sears Tower; a script is available at ticketing. A separate accessible route, clearly signed, leads to Skydeck elevators. There are lowered telescopes at each corner of the building. Touch and Tell computers provide written information on Chicago’s major landmarks in six languages. A new recorded audio tour is available in English, Spanish, Japanese and German. The history exhibit has large print, high contrast, non-glare text and easy viewing from standing and seated positions. Restrooms, identified by Braille/tactile signage, have only ambulatory stalls, but there is redirect signage for the fully accessible restrooms on lower level 2. A lowered drinking fountain and phone (without volume control) are available. There is no seating on the Skydeck.