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 31st Anniversary and create a fabulous July for 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...
- Participatory, in-person, art activations
- Public Virtual “happenings”, performances and art works will be launched now throughout 2021-22 on social media and virtual celebratory events.
- 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!
- #ACTion campaign and the #BannerProject
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.
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".
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.