**The NYC Mayor’s Office Notice of Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act and State and City Human Rights Law in access to city services.**
The Mayor's Office will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Mayoral programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
The Mayor's Office will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to all NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in all NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities program, service, or activity, should contact Eli Fresquez, the Disability Service Facilitator by mail, email or telephone as soon as possible but no later than three (3) business days before the scheduled event or activity.
100 Gold Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10038
Contact the MOPD DSF, Eli Fresquez
The ADA does not require the Mayor's Office to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or that would impose on it an undue financial or administrative burden.
The Mayor's Office will not impose a surcharge to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, for example retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Questions, concerns or requests for additional information may be directed to the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities facilitator.
Disability Service Facilitator
Eli Fresquez, Esq.
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York Relay Service: 711
Email the MOPD DSF, Eli Fresquez
If you believe that you have been denied an auxiliary aide or service or a reasonable modification of policies or procedures in order to participate in programs, services or activities provided by the Mayor's Office, please see the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities' Grievance Procedure.
Disability complaints and questions can be made at other City, State and Federal agencies including, but not limited to the following:
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10272
Report discrimination on NYC Human Rights Website
One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor
Bronx, New York 10458
NYS Division of Human Rights Contact Page
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section – 1425 NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530
Instructions on How to file an ADA Complaint
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Fair Housing Information on Federal HUD Website