Become a Project Access Partner
Respecting individuality. Honoring diversity. Celebrating community.
We hope you will join us. Sign up at the bottom of this page.
Welcome to the Project Access relaunch. This is a temporary platform as our website is refreshed to mark the ADA’s 30th Anniversary.
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 for the rest of the world.
Project Access is a community consortium. “We” means all community organizations (that means you as well!). Our communities are diverse. What we share is a message for all to hear: 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 so together we can create a fabulous Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Celebration and honor the 50th Anniversary of Disabled in Action.
We are reaching out to our non-disabled allies in action and education.
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.
Taking the Census.
We are many voices, with one vision: Opportunity, Equality, Inclusion.
Right now, there are no logos on this website. When community groups upload their logos and names through the Partner Form, they will be added to this site. We want to re-launch Project Access for All in the NYC way: Together.
Join in Creating and Organizing...
- Public Virtual “happenings”, performances and art works will be launched now through Disability Pride Month (July 2020) on social media and virtual celebratory events.
- Disability Unite Festival: Celebrate the birthday of the ADA! The Disability Unite Festival will take place on the date of the signing of the ADA as a celebration of Disability Pride for the NYC community, and communities across the country. The event will have 3 different live stream “stages” and include something for everyone!
- Student Driven Day of Action: Next Generation Self-Advocacy Day Town Hall on July 8, 2020.
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.