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. The law is similar to the ADA and the New York State Human Rights Law; however, the City's Human Rights Law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in bank loans, mortgages, and participation in labor union programs.
Requires the installation of induction loop systems for certain capital projects paid in whole or in part from the city treasury.
Signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio requires every public meeting notice in New York City to include information on the venue's accessibility.
Signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio 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.