“Working to make NYC the most accessible city in the world”
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), in operation since 1972, works to ensure that New Yorkers with disabilities can lead happy, healthy and productive lives. MOPD works closely with other City offices and over 50 agencies to provide information on accessible programs, transportation, employment, health services, activities, and other resources to the over 948,000 New Yorkers with disabilities and the millions of people with disabilities visiting New York City every year. In addition, MOPD works with organizations on specific issues affecting people with disabilities, bringing about dialogue that leads to meaningful outcomes.
In July 2016, MOPD released AccessibleNYC, The City’s first-ever report on the state of people with disabilities and interagency plans to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities across the five boroughs. This report focuses on 4 key areas: transportation, employment, access and education, the interconnected facets that allow for a more inclusive city.