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Services and Programs of Department on Disability

AIDS Coordinator's Office (ACO)

AIDS Coordinator's Office (ACO) is committed to developing and supporting programs and policies that prevent the transmission and acquisition of HIV and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles.

Auxiliary Aids and Services

Auxiliary Aids and Services include, but are not limited to: qualified readers; taped texts; audio recording; brailled and large print materials; or other effective methods of making written and visually represented information accessible to individuals with visual impairments.

Community Outreach Referrals and Education (CORE)

Community Outreach Referrals and Education (CORE) creates ongoing collaborative relationships to promote referrals to social services that may include, but are not limited to: housing, emergency shelter, accessible transportation, employment, and job training.

Disability Access and Services Division (DASD)

Disability Access and Services (DASD) coordinates and monitors the City's compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Program

The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Program provides assistance to residents in need of durable medical equipment for in-home use at no charge. We are prioritizing people experiencing homelessness and those with limited income. Types of Durable Medical Equipment include canes, crutches, grab bars, manual wheelchairs, rollators, shower chairs, shower heads, and walkers. 

Emergency Preparedness Program

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Having an emergency preparedness plan, emergency supply kit, and a Support Network can reduce the fear and anxiety that accompany emergencies and disasters. Visit to download the DOD emergency preparedness manual.

ReelAbilities Film Festival Los Angeles (RAFFLA)

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles is a three-day online festival that showcases new and classic films, conversations, and artistic programs, and that explores, embraces, and celebrates the diversity of our shared human experience.  All films are presented with full audio description and closed captioning.  We will work together with the public (irrespective of ability) to gain a greater appreciation of quality film across abilities.