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About ADA Programs
The City of Oakland is a leader in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) implementation, supporting social equity and providing effective programs that allow all persons with disabilities to thrive in their communities. Learn more about the ADA Programs Division of the City of Oakland or contact a member of the department.
- Now THREE ways to assist Oakland residents with disabilities prepare for an emergency. Receive email, wireless, and/or phone emergency alerts and other important City information. You must register for these programs - don't delay - be prepared!
- October 2012 Quarterly Curb Ramp Report is now available! View the updated Curb Ramp Map.
Emergency Management Tools
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 functional needs population resource page includes City of Oakland documents, State and Federal guidance, and community partner resources.
Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) represents and addresses the issues faced by people with disabilities. This 15-member commission, established by City ordinance in 1980, is an appointed group of volunteers who are committed to integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of the community. At least 51% of the commission is composed of people with disabilities. More About the Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities >
Download ADA publications including, the ADA Programs Division Brochure, the Disability Resources Guide and the Title III Guide for Schedule C-1.
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 >
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.
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.
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