San Diego

About the Department

Welcome to the Office of ADA Compliance and Accessibility

Photo Collage of Citizens in Wheelchairs, Disabled Parking sign, TDD Machine and Boy Walking with Cane

The Office of ADA Compliance and Accessibility was formerly known as Disability Services. The new department name became effective on July 1, 2013.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census:

  • Approximately 56.7 million people (18.7 percent) of the civilian non-institutionalized population had a disability
  • Four in 10 Individuals with disabilities aged 21 to 65 were employed (41 percent) compared to 79 percentof adults without disabilities
  • About 38.3 million people (12.6 percent) had a severe disability

The City’s Office of ADA Compliance and Accessibility was established in 1991 per the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Our mission is to ensure that every facility, activity, benefit, program and service operated or funded by the City is fully accessible to, and useable by, people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other federal, state and local access codes and disability rights laws.

This website has been designed to provide you with the most up-to-date information pertaining not only to City services, but to the broader questions you may have regarding disability.