||The Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities
(MCPD) was formally established by City Council to provide a forum
for the disability community to express interest and opinions on city
programs and services. It seeks to bring positive visibility to people
with disabilities. MCPD provides technical assistance to the Mayor
and his administration on disability-related matters. In addition,
MCPD staff members help callers to resolve problems by referring them
to local programs and services.
Commission members are appointed by the Mayor. Together with other
volunteers, they serve on committees that address issues of concern
for people with disabilities such as housing, employment, barrier-free
design, education, recreation, behavioral health, health & human
services, arts & culture and voter access. MCPD is always seeking
new partners with energy and resources to improve the quality of
life of citizens with disabilities and their families. To volunteer
to work on a committee, call 215-686-2798.
MCPD in partnership with all other city departments ensures the
city’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
the Fair Housing Act and other laws governing the city’s relationship
with people with disabilities. The Commission strives to make sure
that Philadelphia’s citizens with disabilities are afforded
the same rights as all citizens. It coordinates disability accommodation
requests. In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities
Act, the city does not discriminate against qualified individuals
with disabilities in any of its programs, services or activities.
This website is intended to provide you with up-to-date information
on access to city facilities, procedures for requesting reasonable
accommodations, code requirements for accessible construction within
the city, and other important information relating to accessibility.
If you have any further questions or need additional assistance
please contact the MCPD office at 215-686-2798.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A MOBILITY DISABILITY WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN PHILADELPHIA, AND WHO EITHER BECAME ELIGIBLE TO VOTE OR DEVELOPED A MOBILITY DISABILITY AFTER OCTOBER 22, 2001, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
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