The City of Philadelphia believes that access to City services should be available to all. The City supports efforts to better assist people with a disability through laws, policies, services, and programs.
The City of Philadelphia supports accessible spaces. New building and renovation projects may require that accommodations be made to better serve people with disabilities. For more information about accessible construction, visit the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to expand across the Philadelphia area, low-income residents and people with disabilities may be disproportionately impacted by business closures and other disruptions. The City of Philadelphia and its partners have a number of resources available to support residents.
Visit the City’s COVID-19 website for more information on how to:
- Locate free food.
- Get tested for COVID-19.
- Access mental and behavioral health services.
- Get help with housing and utilities.
- Apply for unemployment and other benefits.
The COVID-19 website also includes the latest information about what businesses, services, and activities are allowed in Philadelphia based on current public health guidance.
Documents and policies
Laws and policies
The City of Philadelphia establishes policies to support accessibility. The Mayor's Master Language Access Plan helps govern access to braille and sign language. To better access City buildings and services, individuals can also submit a reasonable modification request.
ADA Transition Plan
The ADA Transition Plan will guide the removal of barriers to accessibility throughout the City.