Office for Persons with Disabilities

Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD)

Ensuring Everyone Shares Equally in County Programs, Services and Facilities

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Handy News & Notes

Handy News & Notes (HNN) is a source for local, state and national news, information and opportunities for persons with and without disabilities.

In addition to the monthly newsletter, you can get information daily through our Twitter and / or Facebook pages.

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Disabled Expanded Certification Appointment (DECA)

Applicants with disabilities may be eligible for DECA if the disability impacts their ability to work or apply for jobs.

Current Milwaukee County Openings

Check the current openings with Milwaukee County.

Department of Human Resources

Your career starts here.

Accessible Transportation

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)

MCTS operates all its routes with fully accessible low floor buses.

Transit Plus

Provides transportation services to people who are unable to use county buses and are found eligible for paratransit services.

Milwaukee County Department on Aging

Transportation services to medical appointments, group shopping trips and to some meal sites for people 60 and older.

Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles provides disabled plates and parking placards for people with disabilities.

Request a Sign Language Interpreter

Members of the Community: If you need a sign language interpreter, contact the appropriate Milwaukee County department, division, office and/or county employee and ask them to arrange for this accommodation.

To request a sign language interpreter for Milwaukee County Courts, complete an Interpreter Request form or contact Jackie Thachenkary.

To request a sign language interpreter for the City of Milwaukee, contact Special Meetings Accommodations.


Milwaukee County Employees: To arrange for a sign language interpreter, complete and submit the online form. Emergency phone: (414) 651-8109.

Milwaukee County employees can also arrange for the use of an assistive listening device by contacting the office at (414) 278-3932.

Commission for Persons with Disabilities

The Commission promotes the independence of persons with disabilities, removes attitudinal and environmental barriers, promotes maximal level of independence with dignity for persons with disabilities, and has primary responsibility for assessing and finding solutions for the needs of Milwaukee County residents with disabilities.

  • Meetings
  • Members
  • Agendas
  • Minutes

Location & Schedule

Meetings are free and open to the public. Verify location on agenda as it may vary.

St. John’s on the Lake

Eilers Conference Room

1800 N. Prospect Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Second Monday of each month (except August) at 1 p.m.

Damian Buchman (Pending)

Norma Duckworth (Pending)

Deb Falk-Palec - Chair

John Haupt

Willie Johnson

Denise Koss

Barbara Leigh

Cheri M. McGrath

Marcia Perkins - Secretary

Susan Pickering - Vice Chair

Margaret Steimle


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Sign Language Interpreter Request Form

For Milwaukee County Employees


(Fill out the following as the person making the request) 

First Name: 

Last Name:  

Phone Number: 

Cell Phone:

Email Address: 

Department Requesting:


(Fill out the following for the person needing the accommodation)

Person Needing Accommodation: 

Date Needed: 

Time Needed: 

Length of Appointment: 


Room Number: 

Purpose of Request: 

Additional Notes: 

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901 N. 9th Street, Room 307-B
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-3932 (voice), (414) 278-3939 (fax), 711 (TRS)

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