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!

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 34th 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 in all aspects of our lives, including in our city and state budget.

Growing our numbers. Voting.

We are many voices, with one vision: Opportunity, Equality, Inclusion.

We honor and remember Judy Heumann, the “mother” of the disability rights movement who for decades fought for the rights of disabled people. From leading the 504 Sit-In of 1977 to boldly testifying before legislators to working for presidential administrations, Heumann ceaselessly combatted systemic ableism and inspired future leaders. It is thanks to her tireless efforts that members of the disability community are afforded the rights they have today and we are eternally grateful. 

We also remember New York State Disability Rights Hall of Famer, Edith Prentiss who, as a leader of New York City’s disability rights movement, advocated for disability accessibility across the city and nationally. Using her influence in advocacy organizations and NYC government agencies, she played a key role in profoundly improving people’s lives at both individual and institutional levels. A street in New York City will be named in her honor this October, ensuring her legacy will be celebrated for years to come.

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. Project Access is coordinated by Art Beyond Sight.

Most content shared on this site will also be available on Disability Unite is an initiative of Project Access For All. 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.

Project Access Partner Form

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By becoming a Project Access for All Partner you hereby voluntarily and without compensation authorize the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the City of New York and Project Access for All coordinated by Art Beyond Sight, to use photographs, video, voice recordings, and/or biographical information that are uploaded to the site to be used for print, television, radio, website and social media postings for the purpose of promoting the Project Access for All, Disability Unite which is an initiative of Project Access for All, the Disability Unite Festival and the work of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.