Department of City Planning
ADA Coordinator

The ADA Compliance Officer’s Office is located in the Department of City Planning, 200 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring that all programs, services, and activities provided by the City of Pittsburgh are accessible to people with disabilities.

The ADA Compliance Officer also assists architects, developers, business owners, landlords and others in designing or redesigning their facilities so that they are usable by all persons, including those with disabilities.

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City ADA Policies

The City of Pittsburgh has adopted several policies to assist people with disabilities in accessing city services, programs, and activities. Please click on a link below to view the policy.

ADA Strategic Planning Team

The ADA Strategic Planning Team is a group of employees from all city departments and authorities dedicated to better serving people with disabilities in the City of Pittsburgh. The team meets quarterly to identify problems and barriers to accessing city services, programs, activities, and buildings and works collaboratively to remove those barriers. Please clink on a link below to view its contents.

Breaking News

National Council on Disability to Meet in Pittsburgh 
May 4 and 5
 
Pennsylvanians are encouraged to attend and provide input on issues
        
The National Council on Disability (NCD) will hold its Spring quarterly meeting on 
May 4 and 5, 2015, at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh campus. 
 
Pennsylvanians with an interest in disability issues -- self-advocates, family 
members, community allies, state government representatives, non-profit organizations, 
providers, and federal government partners -- are encouraged to attend the meeting, 
which will highlight the issues of transportation, employment and education and offer 
opportunities for public testimony and “Town Hall” discussion. 
 
The 15-member National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal 
agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies regarding 
policies, programs, practices and procedures that affect people with disabilities. Each 
year, the NCD holds two of its quarterly meetings in locations other than Washington, 
DC. For the members of the NCD, the overarching goal of these meetings is to 
understand how opportunities for people with disabilities can be strengthened in the 
states and regions where the meetings are held. The Pittsburgh meeting on May 4 and 
5 represents the first time the current members of the NCD have held a quarterly 
meeting in Pennsylvania.  
 
The schedule for the meeting is as follows:
 
Monday, May 4
9:30 am to 5 pm
 
Release of National Council on Disability Transportation Report. 
Panels and Town Hall discussion on employment issues for youth and adults. 
 
Tuesday, May 5
 
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
Panels and public comment regarding K-12 education, the “school-to-prison 
pipeline” issue, and post-secondary education. 
 
Seating is limited to 150. For full agenda or to reserve a seat at the meeting, 
send email to Guy Caruso at guy@temple.edu or call (724) 272-6162.
 
To better facilitate NCD's public comment periods, individuals who are interested 
in providing public comment are asked to register by sending email to 
PublicComment@ncd.gov with “public comment” in the subject line. Include your name, 
organization and topic of comment in the body of the email. 
 
Those who wish to provide written testimony or to deliver their testimony by 
phone should also register at this email address.  Priority will be given to individuals 
who are in-person to provide their comments. Individuals providing testimony by phone 
will be called according to the order of email registrations. Due to time constraints, NCD 
asks all commenters to limit their comments to three minutes.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Unpaid Internships

The City of Pittsburgh will be providing unpaid internships for those wishing to enhance their employment skills and gain valuable employment experience. The internships will be provided in several departments in the city government. To apply for an unpaid internship, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

Contact Information

To contact the City of Pittsburgh’s ADA Coordinator, please call 412-255-2102, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also reach the ADA Coordinator’s office by e-mail at richard.meritzer@pittsburghpa.gov or by regular mail at:

ADA Coordinator
City of Pittsburgh
200 Ross Street - 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Multimedia

Accessible PGH: Disability Mentoring Day

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Publications

The City of Pittsburgh has written the following documents to assist people with disabilities in modifying their homes and business owners in modifying their shops so that they are usable by people with mobility and other physical disabilities. Please click on a link below to view each publication.

The City of Pittsburgh worked with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Easter Seals to design a program to meet the transportation needs of high school students with disabilities. The report can be read below.

City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
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