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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 ada.request@phila.gov

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Events

  • Mar
    13
    Public Meeting Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeqrrzMtGtCmlPGY5Rd8Fi6aFLjd11WV

    Public Meeting Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities

    March 13, 2024
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 2 hours
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeqrrzMtGtCmlPGY5Rd8Fi6aFLjd11WV
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    Register in advance:
     https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeqrrzMtGtCmlPGY5Rd8Fi6aFLjd11WV

    Please join the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities for our upcoming Public Meeting.

    Agenda to include:
    * Meet our new Chair and Vice Chair 
    * The Commission's 2024 Plans
    *  Updates from the Mayor's Office and the Office for People with Disabilities for 2024       
    *  Upcoming Events and more! 


     ASL and auto captions will be provided, if you require additional ADA Accommodations, please email Khalia Jackson at Khalia.Jackson@phila.gov by 3/5/24
  • Apr
    22
    Community Conversation: Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Signaling
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoceCoqDMoH92PwGCBbYzV6BngEA-VLlsB

    Community Conversation: Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Signaling

    April 22, 2024
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hour
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoceCoqDMoH92PwGCBbYzV6BngEA-VLlsB
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    Please join members of the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities and leaders from our Streets Department for a Community Conversation on Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Signaling. 

    Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoceCoqDMoH92PwGCBbYzV6BngEA-VLlsB

    There will be a time for residents to provide feedback and comments related to pedestrian safety during the event. 

    ASL and automatic captions will be provided, if you require additional reasonable ADA accommodations, please email Khalia.Jackson@phila.gov by April 15, 2024.

Staff

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