Disability Access

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Providing equal access for people with disabilities is essential to the City of Albany. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for overseeing ADA implementation and compliance efforts. The City of Albany continues to actively work on providing equal access for people with disabilities and comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

The Notice of ADA rules, Grievance Procedure and ADA Complaint Form can be accessed via the links below as well as at the Department of Human Resources in City Hall in Room 301.

The ADA Coordinator has also convened an ADA Advisory Committee to involve the public and members of the disabled community in the City’s work to make our City more accessible. Meetings are opened to the public and held in the Mayor’s Conference Room. Meetings are not regularly held. For information as to the date, time and place of meetings contact the Department of Human Resources in City Hall in Room 301 by calling (518) 434-5049. Notice of the meeting is also posted on the Bulletin Board in City Hall behind the Security Guard and on this page.

The next ADA Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for December 15th, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room.

Useful Documents

ADA Advisory Committee Members
Shamika Andrews, Wellness Coordinator and Disability Advocate
Simeon Goldman,  Senior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York
Chris Burke, CEO Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany
Linda Hunt, Member of Albany's Human Rights Commission and active in other community organizations
Cathy Fahey, Chair of the Common Council’s Human Resources and Human Rights Committee 
Miriam Dixon, City of Albany ADA Coordinator 
Charmel McCormick, Equal Employment Opportunity and ADA Designee, 
Adriana Le Blan, Assistant Corporation Counsel for ADA, 
Randy Milano, City Engineer, 
Lauren Modzelewski, Community Relations Coordinator for Department of General Services, 
Robert Magee, Representative of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance

Applicable Laws
City of Albany General Code Chapter 48, Article III Omnibus Human Rights Law
American with Disability Act (codified as 29 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. and 28 CFR PART 35 et seq.)

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (codified as 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.)

ADA Coordinator
Miriam Dixon, Human Resources Director and ADA Coordinator
Administrative Services
City Hall 
Room 301
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-5049