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Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Making sure the City is inclusive to people of all abilities through advocacy and education.

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

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 on People with Disabilities:

  • Advocates for policies, programs, and systemic changes that maximize independence and community integration for Philadelphians with disabilities.
  • Provides resources and referrals to local organizations that support residents with disabilities.
  • Educates the community on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and other laws that protect the civil rights of 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 and equitable access to:

  • Employment opportunities.
  • Accessible and affordable housing.
  • Elementary and secondary education.
  • Health care.
  • Recreation, arts, and culture.
  • Government services and buildings.


City Hall
Room 260D
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • Apr
    Public Meeting: Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Public Meeting: Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities

    April 26, 2023
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Register in advance for this meeting:

    Please join the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities for our public meeting on 04/26/2023 at 7pm via Zoom.

    Updates from Commission
    Spotlight on the Philadelphia Disability Map
    Spotlight on May Primary and Voting Resources  
    Public Comment

    ASL and CC will be provided, if you require language access or additional reasonable accommodations, please contact the Mayor's Office for Disabilities via phone: 215-686-2798 or email: no later than 4/19/23.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Name Job title Phone #
Adrienne Ewing Director of ADA Compliance
(215) 686-2194
Amy Nieves Executive Director
(215) 686-2162
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