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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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  • Jun
    Disability Pride Week!
    All Day

    Disability Pride Week!

    June 6, 2023
    All Day
  • Jun
    ADA Unit Presentation and mini-Tour at City Hall
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm

    ADA Unit Presentation and mini-Tour at City Hall

    June 7, 2023
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 2 hours

    The Mayor’s Office For People With Disabilities Invites The Community to a Presentation On the ADA Unit Project in Honor of Disability Pride Week 2023!

    We invite thecommunity to attend a presentation on all of the accomplishments with the ADAUnit Project.  There will be a mini tourof new accessible signage as well. ASL and CART will be provided. Details available below:

    June 7th

    11am to 12:30pm

    City Hall – 2nd Floor (Northeast entrance) 

    The Mayor’s Reception Room

    1400 John F Kennedy Blvd

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Accommodation requests can be submitted to no later than June 2nd 
  • Jul
    Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities Public Meeting
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities Public Meeting

    July 24, 2023
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 2 hours
    Please register in advance here:

    Please join the Mayor's Commission for the next Public Meeting celebrating the 33rd Anniversary of the ADA! 

    Agenda to include: 
    • Updates from the Commission 
    • Spotlight on New Staff member 
    • Upcoming events 
    • Celebration of the ADA and more! 
    Auto captions and ASL will be provided. For any additional language access or ADA Accommodations please email no later than July 18, 2023.


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