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DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities

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Our Mission

As advocates for effective public policy, we protect the rights of all residents of and visitors to the District of Columbia, regardless of their physical or mental ability.

Our Vision

A District of Columbia in which all people have equal access to the enjoyment of all rights, privileges and opportunities.

Strategies and Goals

The District of Columbia’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities will work towards these strategies and achieve these goals. Our attention will be directed to six areas of need concentrating on:

  • Accessible Transportation
  • Communication and Assistive Technology
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Independent Living
  • General Community Issues


The Commission serves as an advisory body to inform and advise the District on programs, services, facilities, and activities that impact the lives of residents with disabilities in the District of Columbia.  The Commission is committed to enhancing the image, status, inclusion, and quality of life for all District of Columbia residents, visitors, and employees with disabilities, and ensuring that they have the same rights and opportunities as those without disabilities.

We are working on community outreach and have established advisory subcommittees on accessible transportation, assistive technology, job creation, adequate housing and the enhancement of independent living skills.  We’re conducting community forums on topics of interest to our constituency, including transportation and health.  We meet with District and private-sector providers of disability services, and generally work toward fuller participation of people with disabilities in District life.  The DCCPD collaborates with other District Government Agencies on the Mayor’s Annual Disability Awareness Conference.  The conference highlights various city services for people with disabilities and encourages meaningful employment opportunities within District Government.  


Contact Information:
DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities
c/o Office of Disability Rights
441 4th Street., NW, Suite 729 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 724-5055
Email: [email protected]