Office for Persons with Disabilities

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Through our work with Milwaukee County departments we provide services that make County programs, services, and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.


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OPD On The Go!

Get easy access to the Office for Persons with Disabilities and more (Accessibility, ADA, Employment, Facility Rentals, Handy-NEWS & NOTES, Recreation, Transportation and Other County Departments) all on your smartphone by downloading our mobile website on your smartphone and saving it to your homescreen. Visit:



Text Alerts!

Get the latest "Breaking" News / Information / Etc. from Handy-NEWS & NOTES (HNN) and/or Rec On Deck by signing up for Text Alerts and/or Email Alerts. To sign-up simply visit: OR Text OPDHNN to 84483 to receive HNN Alerts or Text RECONDECK to 84483 to receive Rec on Deck (Recreation) Alerts.


We make information accessible through:

Sign language interpreting,

Providing auditory listening devices,

Producing materials in alternative formats,

Providing telephone information and referral services,

Publishing Handy-NEWS & NOTES (HNN) newsletter

Maintaining a HNN Twitter account and an office Facebook account.


We support accessible recreation for people with disabilities by:

Operating the Wil-O-Way Summer Camp program,

Offering year-round recreation program through the Wil-O-Way centers located in Grant and Underwood parks,

Promoting recreation programs supported by other community agencies through maintaining the Rec Room web page,

Maintaining the Rec Room Calendar and publishing the Rec on Deck Newsletter.

Distributing tickets to the Admirals, Brewers, Bucks, and Wave to members of the Wil-O-Way Key Card program (Click here for an application).

We assist people to receive transportation services provided through Milwaukee County Transit, Transit Plus, and the Department on Aging.


We help remove barriers through:

Reviewing architectural plans to make buildings more accessible,

Reviewing departmental procedures and recommend alternatives that support the inclusion of people with disabilities,

Reviewing reports received from the on-line Report an Accessibility Issue within Milwaukee County Government.


We receive guidance through:

The Milwaukee County Commission for Persons with Disabilities - Click Here For The Current Commission Meeting Agenda

Review of consumer feedback,

And by participating in community activities and organizations.


We promote the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance through:

Milwaukee County has designated the Director of the Office for Persons with Disabilities as the ADA Coordinator.

To review Milwaukee County's ADA Grievance Procedure please click here.


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Director - Tim Ochnikowski

901 N. 9th Street, Room 307-B

Milwaukee WI 53233

414-278-3932 (Voice)

414-278-3939 (Fax)

711 (TRS)


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