Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities MOPD's mission is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights & needs of citizens with disabilities; we also serve as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments, & other public & private entities on matters pertaining to PWDs in Hou.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) was created in 1993 by City of Houston Code of Ordinance Chapter 2, Section 2-390. In recognition of the fact that the needs and rights of people with disabilities are of vital concern to the City of Houston, the Houston Commission on Disabilities was created in 1993. The 12 members of the Commission are appointed by the mayor and subject to City Council confirmation. The Executive Director of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator are designated by the mayor to be non-voting ex-officio members.

Mission: The primary mission of this office is to make Houston the most accessible city in the nation by working to remove physical and attitudinal barriers at all levels of City government and throughout the greater Houston community. We accomplish this mission by providing and participating in programs and services which address the needs and rights of citizens with disabilities, including: - Facilitating delivery of services - including city services - Acting as liaison to Houston Commission on Disabilities (HCoD), City Council and other City Departments - Making recommendations to public and private entities regarding the development of policy and legislation - Establishing fundamental local, state and national partnerships to promote community awareness - Administering, developing new, and participating in programs and services according to our mission

Operating as usual

Polls close at 7pm, if you haven't voted yet make sure to stay in line!If you run into any difficulty with accessibility...
11/03/2020

Polls close at 7pm, if you haven't voted yet make sure to stay in line!
If you run into any difficulty with accessibility please CONTACT US ASAP.
[email protected]
- call our office at 832-394-0814
Let's make history today Houston!
#Vote2020 #HOUvotes

It's Election Day Houston.
We want every registered voter to have their voice heard today!
-Polls are open until 7pm. If you're in line at 7pm, stay in line and vote
-Metro is offering free rides to the polls today!
-Over 800 locations find one at http://harrisvotes.com/locations
#GoVote

It's Election Day Houston. We want every registered voter to have their voice heard today!-Polls are open until 7pm. If ...
11/03/2020

It's Election Day Houston.
We want every registered voter to have their voice heard today!
-Polls are open until 7pm. If you're in line at 7pm, stay in line and vote
-Metro is offering free rides to the polls today!
-Over 800 locations find one at http://harrisvotes.com/locations
#GoVote

Today is the last day of Early Voting in Harris County! Polls close at 7pm so go to https://harrisvotes.com/locations to...
10/30/2020

Today is the last day of Early Voting in Harris County! Polls close at 7pm so go to https://harrisvotes.com/locations to find out where the nearest polling center is. We encourage our disabled community to stay safe by using the drive-thru or curbside voting options! #EarlyVoting #HOU

¡Hoy es el último día de votación anticipada! Las urnas cierran a las 7. ¡Alentamos a nuestra comunidad de discapacitados a que se mantenga segura mediante el uso de las opciones de votación en el auto o en la acera!
https://harrisvotes.com/locations

Just a reminder to sign up for this webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u3BOeoXYTge_p-Mh0mdc3QWe can't wai...
10/29/2020

Just a reminder to sign up for this webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u3BOeoXYTge_p-Mh0mdc3Q

We can't wait to talk about NDEAM!

Join us this Friday as we end October with a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We have a slate of great speakers to talk on the importance of hiring people with disabilities as well as perspectives from those with disabilities in the workforce.

You can register for the program here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u3BOeoXYTge_p-Mh0mdc3Q

Or you can tune in to our live stream on this page.
We hope to have you tune in!

Join us this Friday as we end October with a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of  National Disability Employment Awar...
10/26/2020

Join us this Friday as we end October with a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We have a slate of great speakers to talk on the importance of hiring people with disabilities as well as perspectives from those with disabilities in the workforce.

You can register for the program here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u3BOeoXYTge_p-Mh0mdc3Q

Or you can tune in to our live stream on this page.
We hope to have you tune in!

10/22/2020
Houston Public Library

Join our director, Gabe Cazares, and the Houston Public Library for this honest conversation on disability.

Let's Talk! Hear from writer, teacher, and accessibility advocate Rebekah Taussig. Rebekah will discuss her latest work, "Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body".

Sitting Pretty is a nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. In this latest work, Rebekah reflects on the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life, and much more.

Also hear from Gabriel “Gabe” M. Cazares, Director for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and Local Journalist, Jasmina Kelemen.

10/15/2020
Houston White Cane Safety Day 2020 Presentation

Join us in celebrating the contributions of those individuals with blindness or low vision that use the White Cane or Service Animals to lead lives of independence and fulfillment.

10/15/2020

Join us in celebrating the contributions of those individuals with blindness or low vision that use the White Cane or Service Animals to lead lives of independence and fulfillment.

#COVID19 presents a health risk for all, especially people with disabilities and seniors. But Houston METRO is helping o...
10/13/2020

#COVID19 presents a health risk for all, especially people with disabilities and seniors. But Houston METRO is helping out. MetroLift users can now request a ride to the polls! You can choose to use drive-thru or curbside voting and not leave the bus.

This allows you as a rider to not have to expose yourself to the normal crowds of voting and minimize your exposure to Covid-19. Though this round-trip service will cost 2 tickets there are some Free Service Days coming up: Oct. 17, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, and Nov. 3rd! #voteYOURway

Protect yourself and those around you! 💉😷
10/11/2020

Protect yourself and those around you! 💉😷

Roll up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccine!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. This fall and winter it is important for everyone to do their part to prevent respiratory illnesses, like #flu and #COVID19.

Prevent flu this season by rolling up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccine, AND prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses by washing your hands often with soap and water, wearing a mask over your nose and mouth and keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others when in public. Remember, the more people vaccinated against flu this season, the more people protected from flu!

Get your #FluVaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones, and do your part to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses.

Join us this Thursday for October's meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. This month we will be joined by E...
10/06/2020

Join us this Thursday for October's meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. This month we will be joined by Emily Plotkin of LINK Houston to discuss Houston Sidewalk Planning and Funding. Accessibility in all aspects of transportation, including sidewalks is crucial to a healthy city.

Today, October 5th is the last day to Register to Vote in Texas. Make your voice heard this election by making sure you'...
10/05/2020

Today, October 5th is the last day to Register to Vote in Texas. Make your voice heard this election by making sure you're registered to vote! You can find out everything you need to know at https://www.votetexas.gov/register/index.html

Let's make sure that the voices of Texans are heard this election!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We recognize and celebrate the City of Houston's continual co...
10/01/2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

We recognize and celebrate the City of Houston's continual commitment to hiring disabled workers and look forward to growing these numbers in the future.

For resources on making your workforce equitable email us at [email protected] #NDEAM

Mayor Sylvester Turner
09/27/2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner

We would like to wish Mayor Turner a very #HappyBirthday! We hope your day is filled with smiles and laughter 🥳 May all your birthday wishes come true! - Your City of Houston Employees

Take some time this weekend to make sure that Houston gets counted! From adding congressional leaders to crucial funding...
09/25/2020

Take some time this weekend to make sure that Houston gets counted! From adding congressional leaders to crucial funding to support safer sidewalks and roads. Completing your Census makes Houston better.
https://my2020census.gov

Be #WeatherAware when planning your commute today because Metro will be honoring rides scheduled through 7pm and closing...
09/22/2020

Be #WeatherAware when planning your commute today because Metro will be honoring rides scheduled through 7pm and closing until the weather clears up and it is safe to operate again.

By 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, METRO will temporarily suspend operations of transit services due to the severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Beta. Preparations to suspend service, will begin sooner. Some rail services will make their final departures at 7 p.m. and METRO HOV/HOT lanes will not reopen Tuesday afternoon.

METRO will work with customers to help them reach their final destinations. Those who are impacted by the suspension of service can contact METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000 until 10 p.m. for assistance.

These proactive measures are being taken to protect the health and safety of the Authority's customers and employees and are in full support and cooperation with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's requests that residents stay off the roads while the storm moves through the region.

Service Notes:

•All local bus trips that begin before 7 p.m. Tuesday will complete their routes.
•METRO Park & Ride buses will complete their scheduled trips Tuesday evening.
•METRORail Red Line northbound will make final departure from Fannin South Station at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
•METRORail Red Line southbound will make final departure from Northline/ HCC Station at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
•METRORail Purple Line westbound will make final departure from Palm Center Station at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
•METRORail Purple Line eastbound will make final departure from Theater District Station at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
•METRORail Green Line westbound will make final departure from Magnolia Park Station at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
•METRORail Green Line eastbound will make final departure from Theater District Station at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
•METRO's services will resume only when it is safe to do so, and this may be a gradual return based on weather conditions.

Additional service notes:

METRO HOV/HOT lanes and METRO Ride Store will reopen when normal services resume.

METROLift riders with trips scheduled after 8 p.m. tonight are asked to contact the METROLift Dispatch Center as soon as possible to make arrangements to be picked up sooner.

METROLift trips scheduled for Wednesday will be limited due to weather and customers should contact METROLift Dispatch Center to make arrangements.

Riders are asked to monitor METRO's Twitter and pages for timely information regarding transit service. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system.

Please note the following:

METRO advises riders to monitor local media and the National Weather Service for weather updates.

Current roadway conditions are available on TranStar’s Real-Time Traffic Map.

These entities are sharing resources with METRO to serve the area: Harris County, the city of Houston and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Their websites provide information about safety, weather, traffic and more during emergencies.

https://bit.ly/3ckTQFD

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
09/22/2020

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

⚠️STAY INDOORS unless you absolutely have to head out! ⚠️

If you do choose travel, have a plan. Monitor road conditions on www.houstontranstar.org and keep an eye on the news.

#Beta #HouWX #HouNews

Mayor Sylvester Turner
09/22/2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner

🚨 Update: All City of Houston employees should work from home today due to weather conditions.
Tier One and all essential employees should contact their supervisors.
We are monitoring the weather from the Office of Emergency Management.

For everyone, If you don’t have to get on the road right now, stay home.
.#TSBeta

09/22/2020
Spring Branch Independent School District

Spring Branch Independent School District

Important Weather Update: All students will learn from home today, Tuesday, September 22, due to inclement weather. Please monitor the SBISD website and social media for more information.

ReadyHarris
09/21/2020

ReadyHarris

⚠️FLOOD ADVISORY⚠️ issued for southern Harris County. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.
More: https://bit.ly/32NEtSW
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Text BETA to 888777 for updates!
#Beta #TSBeta #TADD

Houston METRO
09/21/2020

Houston METRO

Good morning, METRORiders. Severe weather expected across the Houston area over the next few days may impact #METRO service. Please plan ahead and remain weather aware. Sign up for service alerts at ridemetro.org. ^R

Houston Health Department
09/21/2020

Houston Health Department

UPDATE: Many Houston Health Department-affiliated COVID-19 testing sites closed due to Tropical Storm Beta

The following sites are OPEN Monday, Sept. 21:

-United Memorial Medical Center, 510 W Tidwell Road: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | No appointment required
-­­­­­­­­­­­­Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott Street: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | No appointment required
-Houston Community College - Southeast Campus, 6815 Rustic, Street: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | No appointment required
-Christia V. Adair Park, 15107 Cullen Blvd: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Appointment required via txcovidtest.org.
-Ibn Sina North Shepherd Community Clinic, 5012 N Shepherd Drive: Appointment required by calling 832-426-3760.
-Ibn Sina Wilcrest Community Clinic, 11226 S Wilcrest Drive: Appointment required by calling 281-495-7462.

Visit HoustonEmergency.org for updates as information is available.
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JUST IN: Houston Health Department-affiliated #COVID19 testing sites are closed starting Monday, Sept. 21 due to Tropical Storm #Beta. Updates will be provided as new information is available. houstonemergency.org #hounews #TSBeta

Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Texas Division of Emergency Management Texas Department of State Health Services Houston Parks - HPARD City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Houston Police Department Houston Fire Department-

Be weather aware and follow City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and sign up for AlertHouston for The most up-...
09/20/2020

Be weather aware and follow City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and sign up for AlertHouston for The most up-to-date info. #HouWX #HouDisability

AlertHouston: Flash Flood Watch in effect Sunday through Tuesday for Houston | Vigilancia de Inundación Repentina en Houston.

Prolonged heavy rainfall from Beta will have the potential to produce up to 20 inches of rainfall along the coast and around 8-15 inches inland.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3cfgdMx

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're highlighting Latinx Houstonians with Disabilities. Angel Ponce is an avid ad...
09/15/2020

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're highlighting Latinx Houstonians with Disabilities.
Angel Ponce is an avid adaptive weightlifter,student at the University of Houston, disability advocate, and Sr. Community Engagement Liaison at the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.
If you are interested in being featured, or know someone who should be recognized in our weekly posts, fill out our form here: https://bit.ly/32wCORl

#HispanicHeritageMonth #DisabilityAdvocate

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Para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, destacamos a los latinos residentes en Houston con discapacidades.
Angel Ponce es un ávido levantador de pesas adaptativo, estudiante de la Universidad de Houston, defensor de la discapacidad y enlace principal de participación comunitaria en la Oficina del Alcalde para Personas con Discapacidades.
Si está interesado en aparecer o conoce a alguien que deba ser reconocido en nuestras publicaciones semanales, complete nuestro formulario aquí: https://bit.ly/32wCORl

UPDATE: There is a new Meeting ID for tomorrow's meeting. We apologize for any confusion.
09/09/2020

UPDATE: There is a new Meeting ID for tomorrow's meeting. We apologize for any confusion.

Join us for our September Meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. We will be joined this  month by the Mayor'...
09/08/2020

Join us for our September Meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. We will be joined this month by the Mayor's Office of Complete Communities. As always if you would like to speak during our Public Comments Section please email or call the MOPD office before the meeting.

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday, but also remember that it's up to our whole community to help curb the spread of Covid-19!...
09/07/2020

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday, but also remember that it's up to our whole community to help curb the spread of Covid-19! #BetterTogether #ForTheH

On this #WestGrayWednesday let’s remember that on hot days this summer to remember some general safety tips. 💦 Drink ple...
09/02/2020

On this #WestGrayWednesday let’s remember that on hot days this summer to remember some general safety tips.
💦 Drink plenty of fluids, especially if you’ve been using the tennis courts or adaptive playground
👚 Wear light-colored loose fabrics to stay cool
😷 And #MaskUp

08/28/2020
Harris County Clerk

LIVE NOW
Harris County Clerk's office is providing election information for Voters with Disabilities

The Harris County Clerk's office is providing information on the upcoming election during the Voters With Disabilities Advisory Meeting.

08/27/2020
City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

Houston OEM is actively monitoring #laura overnight. Remember to stay safe inside and off the roads as we watch for any impacts from the storm. (Video is in English, Spanish and sign language) #hurricanelaura

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1475 W Gray St
Houston, TX
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The Commission is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the mayor, City Council, department directors and the individual designated by the mayor to head the Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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NACA, has launched its “Roll to the Polls” campaign for the Houston Area. It will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13 for early voting and run through the end of the month. The drivers will also be out on Election Day, Nov. 3. All you have to do is call or text to request your FREE ride to the polls. To apply as a driver contact Sabrina via call or text at 346-243-2036. Pay rate $12hr
Talk to a dog who has broken legs and tell them what you tell every animal in need. Sorry...I don't care. WHY?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
This is one of the lucky animals of Houston. No food or water for 5 days, cries all day and night. There are thousands of dying dogs laying on the streets begging for help BUT YOUR OFFICE DOES NOTHING!! WHY??? I have pictures that would bring you to tears yet you still DO NOTHING. SHAME ON YOU!!!
I am a 52 year old black woman who CURRENTLY HAS a BROKEN SHOULDER because of a racist cop in Houston who broke my shoulder ON PURPOSE in front of witnesses INCLUDING MY CHILDREN on a BULLSH*T CHARGE THAT I went to jail for 78 hours for after being handcuffed to a chair for over 2 hours 1st and THEN the charges were DROPPED AS SOON as the judge read the details. And because what happened to me wasn't VIOLENT ENOUGH no lawyer will touch my case EVEN THOUGH I FILED an internal affairs report a year ago. This happened 2 years ago. My shoulder needs surgery but I can't afford it. So, if you're reading THIS AND are pissed off about people rioting and looting in Minnesota...F**K OFF AND DIE NOW BECAUSE YOU'RE A RACIST PIECE OF SH*T JUST LIKE THE COP THAT MURDERED Mr. Floyd. Here's the thing I'm seeing a LOT on line....Black people are generally not mad at or hate all white people., nor all cops. ANYONE who knows me KNOWS that I don't. The cop who broke my shoulder WASN'T WHITE, he was Hispanic. THIS is about institutionalized racism that is inbedded in EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS A CULTURAL WAR and MOST of the casualties are unaremed people of color. I don't understand why so many people DON'T GET IT...
Stuck at home? Make sure to fill out your #2020Census online at 2020census.gov. Your answers to the census questionnaire create the data for cities and states to receive federal funding for resources and programs. Data is used to improve roads, create jobs, and so much more. #ShapeYourFuture It takes less than ten minutes to complete online at the direct link below. https://my2020Census.gov.
During your extra time at home... Census field teams are on hold due to COVID-19 but the Census count needs to continue. An accurate Census count is critical for Houston/Harris County. Complete the Census online or phone while you practice social distancing #ACO3186
People on unemployment get more money than people like me on dis. I am 65 years old my wife is 68 and we do not get that much money.
I can not even get my house fix from the 2 storm"s we had and the flood .Only rich people get help. Not poor people like me.If you don"t Believe. Check me out at 9018 Klondike St Houston Texas 77075
We had to storms and a flood .You guy"S have not done any thing to help us . I hope you do not want our vote 9018 Klondike st. Houston TX 77075
As a Deaf advocate, Dr. Angela K. Trahan, wanted to see how beneficial it is to use a video relay interpreting service during the voting process so she can share her experience with the Deaf community across Greater Houston area, State of Texas and all over in the USA! See the transcript for the video on first comment under this post.
Please for the love of God, get involved here. I beg you. This is one of the worse cases of blatant cruelty I have ever seen. Diabolical. And apparently the law doesn't give a crap. This dog needs you. Now. People of Houstin show the world....animal abusers will not be welcome in Houston. https://www.facebook.com/765019283535997/posts/2726959350675304/