A City Of Class – And Inclusivity

New York City offers world-class culture, food, theatre and shopping. It’s also a leader in civil rights movements. The city’s human rights legislation was expanded to outlaw discrimination against people with disabilities back in 1968. That’s also when the first mayor’s disability advisory committee was established. Fast forward to the 21st century, and New York City is still at the forefront of improving access! Almost a million people with disabilities now live in New York City. Whether they’re working, socializing, travelling or marching in the annual Disability Pride Parade, they’re an important part of the rich diversity of this city. That’s why the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is collaborating with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to provide an even higher level of service to its citizens and visitors with disabilities.


“When the city becomes fairer and more inclusive, we all benefit. We are committed to creating a more accessible and inclusive city for all New Yorkers.”

Bill de Blasio, Mayor, New York City

A Coalition of Organizations Empowering People with Disabilities