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  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.


NOTICE OF HEARING AND PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN FEDERAL COURT IN PHILADELPHIA.
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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