The New York City Human Rights Law is one of the strongest and most comprehensive civil rights laws in the country. It is applicable only in the five boroughs, and is enforced by the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
Requires movie theaters in New York City to provide open captions for some of their movie showings.
Provides requirements for portable ramps in prior code buildings and signage relating to the portable ramps when provided.
Requires the installation of induction loop systems for certain capital projects paid in whole or in part from the city treasury.
Requires notices of public events hosted by City agencies to include information on the venue's accessibility.
Requires the designation of disability service facilitators at City agencies.
Signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, requires establishing protocols relating to the accessibility of city government websites for persons with disabilities.
Requires a sign at inaccessible building entrances, public toilets, and elevators giving directions to the nearest available accessible entrance or facility for persons with disabilities.