Through our work with Milwaukee County departments we provide services that make County programs, services, and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
We make information accessible through:
Sign language interpreting, providing auditory listening devices, producing materials in alternative formats, providing telephone information and referral services, and publishing Handy-NEWS & NOTES newsletter.
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 through the Wil-O-Way centers located in Grant and Underwood parks, promoting recreation programs supported by other community agencies, distributing tickets to the Admirals, Brewers, Bucks, and Wave to members of the Wil-O-Way Key Card program.
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, 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.