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Mayor de Blasio hosts ADA Sapolin Awards to Commend, Businesses, Organizations, New Yorkers at Forefront of Disability Advocacy - August 9th, 2016

“AccessibleNYC” – City’s First Annual Report on State of People with Disabilities announced by de Blasio Administration at NYC Disability Pride Parade - July 10, 2016

De Blasio Administration Announces NYC Parks and Recreation Center Membership Rate for Veterans and People with Disabilities Takes Effect - June 1, 2016

Mayor de Blasio: Citywide Ferry Service on Track to Launch in 2017, with Hornblower as New Operator - March 16, 2016

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation expanding Access to Translation Services on City Websites, also Increases Agency Accessibility for People with Disabilities - March 14, 2016

Mayor de Blasio signs Legislation Expanding to New York City Human Rights Law to Protect Caregivers from Discrimination - January 5, 2016

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3, 2015

City of New York Hosts ADA Sapolin Awards in Honor of 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act - August 5, 2015.

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Calise Host Reception in Honor of 23rd Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act - August 5, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Appoints Victor Calise As Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities - May 29, 2012

Commissioner Sapolin Receives Corporate Achiever Award For Individuals With Disabilities - 05/21/10

Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities and the New York Yankees Celebrate Disability Awareness Night by Honoring the New York Therapeutic Riding Center - 08/04/10

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sapolin Host Reception in Honor of 20th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act - 08/10/10

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Hosts (in PDF) - 09/15/10

NYC & Company and Sports Commission Launch New Online Resource Guide for People with Disabilities - 12/03/09

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sapolin Host Reception in Honor of 18th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act - 8/12/08

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Four Bills Promoting The Use of Clean-Air, Accessible Taxicabs And For-Hire Vechicles - 12/18/2006

Mayor Bloomberg Hosts Reception Honoring 15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act - 8/16/2005

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Providing Rent Increase Exemption for Persons With Disabilities - 8/09/2005
Download the application from the DOF Web site (in PDF)

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Making Ferries Accessible to All New Yorkers - 7/20/2005

Mayor Bloomberg and Small Business Services Commissioner Walsh Announce $795,000 Project to Renovate Bedford Stuyvesant's Restoration Plaza - 12/15/2004
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Mayor Bloomberg Hosts Reception in Honor of the Sixth Annual National Disability Mentoring Day - 10/20/2004

Commissioner Podziba and Commissioner Sapolin Announce Tandem Bike Program For People With Disabilities - 04/29/2004

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Providing Property Tax Exemptions for the Disabled - 12/22/2003
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Mayor Bloomberg Presents New York City Marathon Winners with Keys to the City - 11/03/2003
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Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Launching TLC Base Station for Livery Cabs That Can Accommodate Wheelchairs and Motorized Scooters - 10/01/2003

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Four Million Dollar Government Contract Awarded to Bronx Small Business - 07/24/2003
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Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes Disabilities Awareness Month - 04/14/2003
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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel I. Klein Announce Reforms of Instruction and Services for All Special Education Students in New York City - 04/03/2003

New York City Law Department Announces Agreement to Complete Installation of Pedestrian Ramps Throughout the City (in PDF) - 09/11/2002

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Appoints Matthew P. Sapolin as Executive Director of The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities - 10/15/2002

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Kristin Duquette speech on the importance of media coverage for disabled female athletes during the United Nations World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement.

AccessibleNYC

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon letter on behalf of NYC’s 2nd Annual Disability Pride Parade

Listen to Commissioner Calise describe Cityhall for New York Beyond Sight

Disability Mentoring Day 2010
See DMD Highlights 2010
Read the testimonials

Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder and Council Speaker Quinn Announce Pilot to Use Yellow Cabs in Access-a-Ride Program to Lower Costs and Increase Customer Convenience
Read the press release (En español)
Watch the video in low or high bandwidth
View the photos

Inclusive Design Guidelines, New York City

Access-A-Ride Conditional Eligibility Categories Revised
Download the new regulations (in PDF)

Commissioner Sapolin Receives Corporate Achiever Award For Individuals With Disabilities - 5/21/2010

NYC & Company and Sports Commission Launch New Online Resource Guide for People with Disabilities - 12/3/2009

Making Things Better - Yankees celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act - 08/16/2006

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Publications


Exercise Your Ability (in PDF)

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Reports


The City of New York Web Accessibility Report
Published June 2017
Read the Report (in PDF)
Appendix 1 Survey Tool (in XLS)
Appendix 2 NYC Sites (in XLS)
Appendix 3 Content Changes (in XLS)
Appendix 4 New Template Changes (in XLS)


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Cooling Centers Remain Open - July 21, 2017 (in PDF)

Extreme Heat Cooling Centers - July 20, 2017 (in PDF)

Extreme Heat - July 19, 2017 (in PDF)

Extreme Heat - July 12, 2017 (in PDF)

Extreme Heat Precautions - May 25, 2017 (in PDF)

Travel Advisory - March 17, 2017 (in PDF)

Transportation Restored - March 14, 2017 (in PDF)

Hazardous Travel Advisory - March 14, 2017 (in PDF)

State of Emergency - March 13, 2017 (in PDF)

Winter Weather Warning - March 9, 2017 (in PDF)

Extreme Cold Starting Friday Night, March 3rd into Saturday Night March 4th - March 3, 2017 (in PDF)

Mayor Today Updated New Yorkers On The Current Winter Storm - February 9, 2017 (in PDF)

Winter Storm Warning - February 8, 2017 (in PDF)

Travel Advisory - January 5, 2016 (in PDF)

Hazardous Travel Advisory - December 16, 2016 (in PDF)

Extremely Cold Temperatures - December 14, 2016 (in PDF)

Heat Energy Assistance Program - December 1st, 2016 (in PDF)

Winter Preparedness - November 21, 2016 (in PDF)

Be Prepared For Coastal Storm Risks -  January 22, 2017 (in PDF)

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