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About Department on Disability

The Department on Disability is responsible for:

  • Proposing, developing and implementing policies, programs, services, and activities that will improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities; and
  • Development and implementation of the City's federally mandated ADA Transition Plan, which is designed to guide the City into full ADA Compliance; and
  • Providing ADA Compliance training for City Departments and private entities.

The target audience for Department programs, services, and activities include:

  • All persons with disabilities within the City of Los Angeles
  • Adults, Youth and Children
  • Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Immigrants
  • Persons in crisis
  • Survivors of violence
  • City employees and their families
  • Families and caregivers of persons with disabilities
  • City departments (supervisors and co-workers)
  • Private Employers
  • Schools (public and private)
  • Human services delivery systems
  • Commission on Disability
  • Policymakers (elected and appointed)

Reasonable Accommodations

Upon request, Sign Language Interpreting (SLI) and Communication Access Real Time Translation (CART)  Services as well as materials in alternative formats are available to the public for City sponsored meetings and events.  

All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days, or 72 hours in advance of the event or meeting date.