Disability Access at Commission Facilities

The Commission is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to our facilities, programs, and services. If you have questions about these services or need assistance securing an accommodation, please contact our Disability Services Facilitator (DSF). The Commission's DSF works to ensure that the Commission complies with and carries out its responsibilities under the Americans with Disability Act and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Accessibility While Filing Complaints

  • The Commission's central office at 22 Reade Street in Manhattan, where intakes occur, has accessible accessible elevators, automatic door openers, and signage.
  • ASL interpretation, captioning services, and other assistive technologies are available upon request. We encourage people to make those requests when scheduling their intake.
  • One conference room at 22 Reade Street is equipped with an Ampetronic hearing loop.
  • Commission staff may conduct intake appointments over the phone or through video conference for individuals who are unable to meet in-person.

Accessiblity Services at Commission Events

  • Event locations have accessible entrances.
  • ASL interpretation, captioning services, and other assistive technologies are available upon request.
  • Accessible seating is provided.

Project Equal Access 

Project Equal Access is an initiative under the Commission’s Law Enforcement Bureau, which works closely with housing providers, businesses, employers, and other entities to ensure compliance with the NYC Human Rights Law. If you need assistance securing a reasonable accommodation, visit Project Equal Access

Notice of Opportunity to Comment on Proposed 5-Year Accessibility Plan

What is being proposed and why?

Local Law 12 of 2023, codified as NYC Administrative Code § 23-1004, requires every agency to develop and implement a plan that includes the steps it is currently taking and will be taking over the next 5 years to ensure that the agency’s workplace, services, programs, and activities are accessible to and accommodating and inclusive of persons with disabilities. The accompanying plan is the Commission on Human Rights proposed 5-year accessibility plan under Local Law 12. We encourage you to provide feedback that we will consider as we work to finalize the plan over the next several months.

View Commission's 5-Year Accessibility Plan

How do I comment on the proposed plan?

Anyone can comment on the proposed plan by:

  • Email. You can email comments to armartinez@cchr.nyc.gov. Please include “Accessibility Plan” in the subject line.
  • Website. You can submit comments via the Agency Accessibility Plan website at nyc.gov/accessibilityplans.
  • Mail. You can mail comments to:
    NYC Commission on Human Rights
    22 Reade Street
    New York, NY 10007
    Attn: Anna Martinez

Please make clear that you are commenting on the 5-year accessibility plan.

Is there a deadline to submit comments?

Yes. The deadline to submit comments is February 16, 2024. If sending your comments by mail, they must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2024.

What if I need a copy of the plan in an alternative format or I need an alternative way to comment on the plan as an accommodation for my disability?

You may request a copy of the proposed plan in an alternative format, such as Braille or an audio recording, or an alternative means of commenting on the proposed plan, by contacting the NYC Commission on Human Rights’ DSF.

Can I review the comments made on the proposed plan?

You can review the comments made online on the proposed plan by going to nyc.gov/accessibilityplans. Other comments received will also be part of the public record.

Will I receive a response to my comments?

You will not receive a response to your comments.  However, we will consider all comments we receive by the deadline as we finalize our plan.