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About ADA Programs
How to Get Access
The ADA Programs Division of the City of Oakland serves people with disabilities by making the Oakland government accessible to all and providing physical access improvements such as City building and facilities upgrades, curb ramps and audible pedestrian traffic signals. Find out how to get access to City services.
Read the City of Oakland's 2016 Self-Evaluation Update Report
The City has compiled a variety of resources for emergency managers in planning and response for the access and functional needs population. The emergency management tools for serving the persons with access and functional needs resource page includes City of Oakland documents, state and federal guidance and community partner resources.
- SIGN UP for emergency alerts. Receive email, wireless and/or phone emergency alerts and other important City information. You must register for these programs - don't delay - be prepared!
Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) represents and addresses issues faced by people with disabilities in the City of Oakland. Established by City ordinance in 1980, the MCPD is an appointed group of volunteers who are committed to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of the community. More About the Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Publications and Resources
Download ADA publications and link to local resources for persons with disabilities here.
Know Your Rights
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a federal civil rights law that ensures persons with disabilities receive the same civil rights protections as all other Americans. Unlike prior disability laws and regulations, the ADA puts responsibility for accommodation on society rather than on the individual with a disability. It is a comprehensive anti-discrimination law that extends to virtually all areas of society and to every aspect of daily living. Read More About the ADA and Other Laws.
Learn more about ADA Capital Improvement Programs, the Buildings and Facilities Transition Plan and the Curb Ramp Transition Plan.
City ADA Policies
Read more about the ADA policies that the City of Oakland has worked to implement.
File a Complaint
The ADA Programs Division investigates and mediates complaints about disability discrimination. We mediate by providing appropriate accommodations, coordinating ADA compliance training and education programs to staff, reviewing policy or by using other appropriate methods.