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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.

Connect

Address
City Hall
Room 260D
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email Claudia Tasco, Constituent Services Coordinator
claudia.tasco@phila.gov

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Events

  • Oct
    6
    Financial Inclusion Series: Financial Institutions Session
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Webex link to come

    Financial Inclusion Series: Financial Institutions Session

    October 6, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 2 hours
    Webex link to come
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    Please join the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilitiesthe Office of Community Empowerment and OpportunityPA Assistive Technology Foundation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Disabilities Institute, the PA Treasury Department and others for robust sessions around Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities.

    While all are welcomed to attend, there will be 3 similar  sessions geared towards different audiences. ASL and CART will be provided for all sessions. If you require additional reasonable accommodations, please contact Claudia Tasco by the deadline for each session found in the respective registration links below via phone: 215-686-2798 or email: Claudia.Tasco@phila.gov

    Register for the session you wish to attend below:
    Session for Financial Institutions:
    October 6, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm via WebEx 
    (Registration will open soon for this session)
  • Oct
    11
    Health Forum with PDPH and MCPD
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuCvpzMqGNH7vI0p3Fw4gOhjTkNAmisz

    Health Forum with PDPH and MCPD

    October 11, 2022
    10:30 am to 11:30 am, 1 hour
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuCvpzMqGNH7vI0p3Fw4gOhjTkNAmisz
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    Joint Community Health Forum October 11, 2022 at 10:30 am via Zoom

    Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) in partnership with the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities holds public Disability Health Forums to inform Philadelphia's disability community on areas of concern in public health emergency preparedness and response, share resources/ insights, and support dialogue between community members and public health administrators.
     
    ASL and CC will be provided. Please contact Liam Dougherty at liam.dougherty@phila.gov for any additional reasonable  accommodations requests by October 4, 2022.
  • Oct
    24
    LAST DAY to REGISTER to VOTE in NOV 2022 Election!
    All Day
    https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

    LAST DAY to REGISTER to VOTE in NOV 2022 Election!

    October 24, 2022
    All Day
    https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
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    Deadline Alert: 10/24/2022 is the last day to register before the 11/08/2022 election.

    If you are not a U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania at least 30 days before the next election, you CANNOT register to vote.

    If you have any questions, please call 1.877.VOTESPA (1.877.868.3772).




    Your registration is not complete until processed and accepted by your county voter registration office.

    To vote in the next election, you must complete your application by 10/24/2022. You can submit your application:

    • On this web site
    • Delivered to your county voter registration office.
    • By mail to your county voter registration office, received by 10/24/2022.
      Click here to download a blank voter registration form
    • If you are on active duty in the military, or you are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time. See www.fvap.gov for more information.


    If you have one, please have your PA driver's license or PennDOT ID available to reference as you complete the application.

    Voter Registration Application (pa.gov)
  • Oct
    25
    MCPD Public Meeting
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcOirrzsvHNJLNVTTp1OHDWFzlgAkn7Rw

    MCPD Public Meeting

    October 25, 2022
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 2 hours
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcOirrzsvHNJLNVTTp1OHDWFzlgAkn7Rw
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    Please join the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities for our public meeting on 10/26/22 at 6pm via Zoom.

    Agenda to include:
    Celebrating National Disability Employment Month
    Updates from the Commission
    Voting and Election Resources
    Upcoming Events and more!

    ASL and CC will be provided, if you require additional reasonable accommodations, please contact Claudia Tasco by 10/20/22 via phone: 215-686-2798 or email: Claudia.Tasco@phila.gov

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcOirrzsvHNJLNVTTp1OHDWFzlgAkn7Rw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Nov
    3
    Financial Inclusion Session for Disability Community
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc-mrqTstH9LuELuYtMvBxxvAbkQvfcq_

    Financial Inclusion Session for Disability Community

    November 3, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 2 hours
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc-mrqTstH9LuELuYtMvBxxvAbkQvfcq_
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    Please join the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, PA Assistive Technology Foundation , and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Disabilities Institute, Philadelphia Credit Union, the PA Treasury Department and others for a robust session around Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities.

    While all are welcomed, this session is geared towards people with disabilities and caregivers. There will be a session geared for agencies and non-profits on 11/17/22 at 1pm. The session geared towards those in the financial industry will be hosted in October.

    ASL and CC will be provided, if you require additional reasonable accommodations, please contact Claudia Tasco by 10/23/22 via phone: 215-686-2798 or email: Claudia.Tasco@phila.gov

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc-mrqTstH9LuELuYtMvBxxvAbkQvfcq_

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Nov
    17
    Financial Inclusion Series: Social Service Agencies Session
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErc-GgrD8rEt1WQ3wYhxONlqygUgpNzzwl

    Financial Inclusion Series: Social Service Agencies Session

    November 17, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 2 hours
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErc-GgrD8rEt1WQ3wYhxONlqygUgpNzzwl
    map

    Please join the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, PA Assistive Technology Foundation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC),the National Disabilities Institute, the PA Treasury Department, and others for a robust session around Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities.

    While all are welcomed, this session is geared towards agencies and non-profits that serve the disability community. The session geared towards those with disabilities and caregivers will be on11/3/22 at 1pm. The session geared towards those in the financial industry will be hosted in October.

    ASL and CC will be provided, if you require additional reasonable accommodations, please contact Claudia Tasco by 11/10/22via phone: 215-686-2798 or email: Claudia.Tasco@phila.gov

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErc-GgrD8rEt1WQ3wYhxONlqygUgpNzzwl

     

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

     

Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Adrienne Ewing Director of ADA Compliance
(215) 686-2194
Amy Nieves Executive Director
(215) 686-2162
Claudia Tasco Constituent Services Coordinator
(215) 686-2798
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