Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)!
July 26, 2015
Through our work with Milwaukee County departments we provide services that make County programs, services, and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
OPD On The Go!
Get easy access to the Office for Persons with Disabilities and more (Accessibility, Employment, Facility Rentals, General Information, Handy-NEWS & NOTES, Recreation, Social Media, Transportation and Other County Departments) all on your smartphone by downloading our mobile website on your smartphone and saving it to your homescreen. Visit: county.milwaukee.gov/OPD.
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: bit.ly/OPDTextAlerts 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 employment for people with disabilities by:
Providing workplace accommodations for Milwaukee County employees with disabilities,
Making employment testing accommodations available to job applicants with disabilities,
Referring individuals to community-based employment programs.
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.
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:
The Director of the Office was appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Board as Milwaukee County's ADA Compliance Officer.
To review Milwaukee County's ADA Grievance Procedure please click here.