TOLEDO, Ohio — Wednesday, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced that the city will implement a new Mayor's Office on Disability.
The office, which will affect every division of city operations, will surpass Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and hire employees to work with The Ability Center of Greater Toledo and the Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Disabilities to make the Glass City a more disability-friendly community.
"We believe this is the first office of its kind in the state of Ohio,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said in a statement. "Every municipality must have an ADA coordinator, which Toledo has had for many years, with varied effectiveness. This office establishes a Mayor's Office on Disability, which is a huge leap forward in ensuring that Toledo is the most disability-friendly city in the nation."
Other U.S. cities with such offices include Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Houston, Austin, Philadelphia and Tampa.