City and County of San Francisco Disability Specific Programs
Department of Aging and Adult Services coordinates services to seniors, adults with disabilities, and their families to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health, and independence so that they can remain living in the community for as long as possible and maintain the highest quality of life.
Department of Elections ensures access for voters with disabilities through various means; such as, accessible voting locations, vote by mail, curbside voting, information in accessible alternative formats, and assistive voting devices.
Office of Economic and Workforce Development ADA CASp Small Business Assessment Program was launched in response to the City’s small businesses facing lawsuits to comply with ADA. The program will educate small businesses Citywide about ADA compliance and will provide eligible businesses in Invest in Neighborhood corridors with an ADA assessment report and plan for compliance with ADA law, and provide access to new grant funding and loan programs.
San Francisco Human Rights Commission has a Discrimination Complaints Investigation and Mediation Division which investigates and mediates complaints of disability discrimination and non-compliance in employment, housing and public accommodation, as prescribed by City policy and jurisdiction.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) provides accessible transit services for seniors and people with disabilities. Free Travel Training is available for individuals who would like to improve their transit skills or gain more experience using the Muni system. For customers who are unable to independently use public transit because of a disability or disabling health condition, the SFMTA offers a van and taxi program to qualified residents.
San Francisco Public Library Accessibility Services include assistive technology that helps people with disabilities, Books by Mail which is a free service for residents affected with permanent or long-term disability, Deaf Services Center, Friends for Life services for residents who are homebound, Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library on Wheels which is a mobile outreach for seniors, a resource collection for people with learning differences, and services for people with limited mobility.
San Francisco Public Works Curb Ramp Program provides an accessible path of travel for all public sidewalks throughout San Francisco through the installation of curb ramps. If you are a resident and use a wheelchair, walker, or scooter, you can request a curb ramp in your neighborhood.
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) welcomes people of all abilities to enjoy their parks and facilities, and to participate in programs, classes and special events they offer. Most of their buildings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Similarly, most of their classes and programs are offered at accessible locations and all locations can provide auxiliary aids and services such as ASL or alternative formats. Additionally, Project Insight through RPD has provided a wide range of adaptive recreation programs for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired, and people who have other disabilities.
Small Business Assistance Center operated by the Office of Small Business is the City's central point of information and assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses located in San Francisco. They will provide information on ADA Requirements and your Small Business.