What we do
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities houses the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities and the Office of ADA Compliance. Both offices work to make Philadelphia a better place for people with disabilities.
The Mayor’s Commission for People with Disabilities:
- Advances policies and programs for people with disabilities.
- Provides resources for residents with disabilities.
- Educates the community on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and other laws that impact people with disabilities.
- Advises and advocates for people with disabilities.
The Office of ADA Compliance:
- Writes policies and procedures, and develops resources to ensure equal access to City-provided services, programs, and activities for people with disabilities.
- Educates employees and City entities on disability-related laws.
- Oversees the Philadelphia transition plan and structural access within City buildings.
- Responds to grievances from residents with disabilities who feel discriminated against.
Together, these two offices help ensure those with disabilities have equal access to Philadelphia’s:
- Government services and buildings.
- Behavioral health services.
- Health and human services.
- Recreation, arts, and culture.
- Employment opportunities.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 686-2798