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The Department on Disability, on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, is committed to ensuring full access to employment, programs, facilities and services; through strategic management and partnership education, advocacy, training, research and improved service delivery; for the benefit of persons with disabilities, providers of essential resources and policymakers.

ADA Compliance Officer Contact

City of Los Angeles ADA Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring that City programs, services and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Geoffrey Straniere
Phone: 213-202-2764
TTY: 213-202-3452

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities.

Latest News & Resources

NEW: Durable Media Equipment (DME) Program

Screenshot of an information flyer for the Durable Medical Equipment Program. Across the top of the image are dark blue drawn images of a walker, crutches, a rollator and wheelchair with hexagons in different shades of blue behind them. Text below describes the DME program. On the right side of the flier, half of a person is shown from the waist down using their hand to hold a quad cane. They are walking on a sidewalk with green shrubs behind them.

The City of Los Angeles, Department on Disability provides assistance to residents in need of durable medical equipment for in-home use at no charge.  We are prioritizing people experiencing homelessness and those with limited income.  Delivery service is available.

Types of Durable Medical Equipment:

  • Canes
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Quad Canes
  • Rollators
  • and more!

Learn more today. 

ReelAbilities Film Festival Los Angeles 2021

A colorful collage of characters. Center, we have a young woman who uses a wheelchair smiling, holding her hand up, and looking at the camera. A young man stands by her side, holding his hand up. She is joined by a group of people, all smiling, holding their hands up, and looking at the camera. There is text laid out on the photo, on top from left to right: Disability is diversity, ReelAbilities Film Festival, reelabilities.org/losangeles. Los Angeles, October 15-17, 2021.

ReelAbilities Virtual Film Festival: Los Angeles October 15-17, 2021 is a three-day festival that showcases new and classic films, conversations, and artistic programs. ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2021 explores, embraces, and celebrates the diversity of our shared human experience.

All films are presented with full audio description and closed captioning. We will continue to work together with the public (irrespective of ability) to gain a greater appreciation of quality film across abilities. This year’s virtual festival will allow many participants to view the films from the comfort of their own homes, often making it exponentially more accessible.

Check our our ReelAbilities Film Festival Los Angeles 2021!

Fourteenth Annual Disability Art Exhibition (2021)

14th Annual Disability Art Exhibition Presented by Department on Disability and Sponsored by Department of Cultural Affairs.

Los Angeles Department on Disability in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs Presents the Fourteenth Annual Disability Art Exhibition.

The Department on Disability is privileged to showcase disabled artists and the organizations that support the artistic talents and abilities of children and adults with disabilities. We seek to promote access to artistic expression for those within the disability community by exhibiting their artwork.  Check out our Fourteenth Annual Disability Art Exhibition!

Accessibility Services for Voters with Disabilities

Los Angeles County, the largest election jurisdiction in the nation, is responsible for conducting elections to nearly 5.4 million registered voters. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has been working to improve the voting experience and focusing on providing choices to make voting a convenient, accessible and secure experience for all voters by using fewer pieces of equipment and upgrading features into one single device - the “BALLOT MARKING DEVICE” (BMD).  For more information, please visit the Accessibility Services for Voters with Disabilities web page.

Accessible Parking Zones and Sidewalks

On January 24, 2017 the Los Angeles City Council adopted the Phase 1 Program for Accessible Parking Zone's (APZ's).   The Phase 1 Program generally restricts the placement of APZ’s to corner locations to serve the entire block.  Any necessary improvements to the selected corner will be included in the City’s Sidewalk Repair Program for design and construction.   For more information, please visit the Accessible Parking Zones and Sidewalks web page.