Ep 8: Disabled People in Public Service – Disability Visibility Project

Posted November 6, 2017 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 8: Disabled People in Public Service

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Today’s episode is on disabled people in public service. Maria Town, Director of the Mayor’s Office on People with Disabilities for the City of Houston and Walei Sabry, Housing Coordinator for the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Digital Accessibility Coordinator for the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication join Alice for a conversation on the importance of public service.

Maria and Walei share how they became involved in public service and what it means to them, what MOPDs do, and the major issues facing disability communities in Houston and NYC.

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Related Links

City of Houston: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

New York City: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Buchanan, Taylor Jackson. (August 21, 2017). Texas Faces A Critical Shortage of Personal Care Attendants. Texas Standard.

Colon, David. (April 26, 2017). Disabled NYers File Class Action Lawsuit Against MTA Over Inaccessible Subway Stations. Gothamist.

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