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What We Do

Conceived of more than 50 years ago and operating since at least 1973, the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is the liaison between New York City government and the disability community. In partnership with all City offices and agencies, MOPD consistently ensures that the rights and concerns of the disability community are included in all City initiatives and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities. Through its work and advocacy in the areas of transportation, employment, healthcare, housing, education, access to City services, and financial empowerment and more, MOPD has steadily improved services and programs and the overall quality of life for the nearly one million New Yorkers who self-identify as people who are living with a disability as well as the millions of people with disabilities who visit our city every year. Working to make New York the most accessible city in the world, the office regularly engages in advocacy and policymaking at the local, state, national, and international levels to make certain that accessibility and full inclusion are key priorities for all public and private stakeholders alike.