Become a Project Access Partner
Respecting individuality. Honoring diversity. Celebrating community.
The Project Access for All - Disability Unite platform and community is based on the principles of mutual aid. Each community partner contributes what they can financially, as well as additional resource sharing.
We hope you join as a partner with or without a financial contribution.
Sign up is at the bottom of this page.
As a community consortium, “we” means all folks and all community organizations (that means you as well!). We welcome your partnership. Take on a leadership role, or join in as a volunteer. Host an accessible meeting online or take the initiative to begin something new. Together, we can enrich our own lives and model truly inclusive, thriving communities.
Our communities are diverse. What we share is a message: The Disability Community is loud, we’re proud, we vote and we will work together to make ourselves known!
With the NYC Mayor’s Office For People with Disabilities, our Working Group and its Committees are making tremendous progress in celebrating access and inclusion, but we need your help as a Partner to mark the Americans with Disabilities Act 32nd Anniversary and create a fabulous celebration for July's Disability Pride Month and beyond.
Together, we are reaching out to our non-disabled allies in action and education.
Together, we are fighting for our Civil Rights -- for our community to be treated with equity at medical centers, and with equity in our City and State budget when there is a shortfall.
Growing our numbers.
We are many voices, with one vision: Opportunity, Equality, Inclusion.
Join in Creating and Organizing...
- The Disability Unite Music & Arts Festival, taking place Sunday, July 17th at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park. This is a celebration of Disability Pride for the NYC community, and communities across the country. The event will have 3 different live stream “stages”, with music, dance, visual artworks and more from artists selected by curators and through the DU Got Talent crowdsourcing contest! Join in-person or engage virtually, with friends, family and community - at the Disability Unite festival there’s something for everyone!
- Disability Unite Community Partner Events include: the Disability Unite Inclusive Arts Project events, taking place June 30th and July 1st. Members of the NYC disability community come together on Staten Island to create an inclusive arts installation that focuses on the pride of people with intersectional LGBTQ+ / Disability identities on Staten Island, to be showcased at the Disability Unite Festival!
- Disability Unite Community Partner Events include: Crip the Rainbow, accessible community “nightlife” event for disable and queer adults and allies. Community members come together in Brooklyn for Mingle/Speed Dating/Friending followed by a Silent Dance Party & DJs. [This is a ticketed event].
- Public Virtual “happenings”, performances and art works launched July 2022 with DU Communities continuing throughout 2022-23 on social media and virtual celebratory events.
We honor and remember Edith Prentiss who, as a disabled leader of the NYC Community and someone so knowledgable about creating access, helped create the Project AccessNYC initiative "Businesses Committed to Access and Inclusion".
Project Access for All was launched nationally in 2010 with a Working Group of the Obama Administration. Project AccessNYC was launched on August 9, 2011 at Gracie Mansion by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner Matt Sapolin. Commissioner Sapolin was a founder and first Project AccessNYC Co-Chair. The Project Access website acts as a central hub, enabling all people with disabilities to easily access programs, events and materials through a searchable function filtering organizations and programs by category, location, discipline and more. Project Access is not owned by any one institution or individual and aims to reflect the vision of its users through a platform for direct engagement to further opportunity, equality and inclusion throughout the community.
Most content shared on this site will also be utilized on www.Disabilityunite.org. Disability Unite is an initiative of Project Access For All and the NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. While the platform is called "Disability Unite", we acknowledge and respect that the disability community represents a broad cross-section of groups, communities, and individuals identified by race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, or disability status. Each individual/group will have different opinions and has the unconditional right to advocate in whatever way they prefer.