The City of Ann Arbor values all of its citizens, regardless of ability. Our mission statement reads, in part: "The City of Ann Arbor is committed to providing excellent municipal services that enhance the quality of life for all."
The Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues has evolved from a commission created and convened by Mayor Robert Harris and City Council in 1969, and maintained through the years under various names. The city collaborated with and drew from its Disability Commission to create this resource page.
Disability Commission Application
If you are interested in serving on the Commission for Disability Issues, please submit an
The Commission on Disability Issues meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Larcom City Hall building, Council Chambers Second Floor, 301 E. Huron St. See the city's meeting calendar for more information.
This page is a work in progress, and your questions and feedback are welcomed! Please email the city communications office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734.794.6110, ext. 41511. Questions about the commission, specifically, may be directed to staff liaison Heather Koch via email at email@example.com or by calling 734.794.6120, ext. 41295.
In the News
Ann Arbor Housing Commission's Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List To Open Nov. 12
The Ann Arbor Housing Commission's Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list is scheduled to open on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at 4 p.m.
AAHC will only accept online applications for households with at least one member who is both a person with a disability and is also between the ages of 18-61.
All applications must be submitted online at http://www.a2housing.org/ann-arbor-housing-commission/index.aspx.
Paper applications will not be accepted. If you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability to complete an application, please call us at 734-794-6720.
Three hundred applications will be randomly selected that meet the requirement of having at least one household member who is a person with a disability and is between the ages of 18-61. These 300 applications will be added to the waitlist for NED vouchers (non-elderly disabled household). All other applicants will be notified that they were not randomly selected to be on the waitlist.
Please note: Applications are accepted online only through Commission’s web page. Applications can be completed through any computer with internet access and a valid email address. If you do not have an email address, please visit www.yahoo.com or www.gmail.com to set up and obtain a FREE email account. The application should take about 15-30 minutes. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone.
Episode Ideas Wanted for CTN's Ann Arbor Inclusive
CTN's original program, Ann Arbor Inclusive, is seeking guests and topic ideas for upcoming 2018 episodes. Produced in conjunction with the City of Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues, Ann Arbor Inclusive explores topics of interest to community members with abilities of every level, focusing on awareness and education.
Check out past episodes to learn more about this series (search: Ann Arbor Inclusive).
If you have an idea for a topic or guest to be featured on Ann Arbor Inclusive, please contact one of the show’s producers,
Linda Evans, or contact
Resources by Functional Impairment Category
The below functional impairment categories are derived from definitions included in the
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, from the
World Health Organization.
Mental Function Impairment
Including cognitive, emotional, attention, etc.
Visual Function Impairment
Including blindness, low vision, etc.
Oral/aural Function Impairment
Including deafness and hearing, voice, speech, etc.
Movement/mobility Function Impairment
Including muscular, skeletal, nervous system, etc.
Other Function Impairment
Including chronic illness, chemical and other sensitivities, diet restrictions, endurance and pain issues, etc.
Alphabetical List of Resources
Communication and Interface With City Government
Including voting, public meetings, city publications and information, notifications, media, ADA compliance issues, etc.
Including police, fire, emergency notification,
snow and ice removal, etc.
Public Services and Utilities
Including trash and recycling pick-up, utility service assistance, etc.
Recreation, Sports, and Leisure
Including parks, recreation programs, sports, arts, culture, etc.
Streets, Buildings and Parking
Including sidewalks, roads, city buildings, housing assistance, parking, etc.
Including buses, trains, the Ann Arbor Airport, etc.
Alphabetical List of City Resources
Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues
PO Box 8647
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Staff Liaison: Heather Koch
phone: 734.794.6120, extension 41295
- Unless otherwise noted on the
city meetings and events calendar, meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month with public comment time available. The monthly meetings take place at 3:15 p.m. in City Council chambers, second floor, Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St. Watch the
live meeting online or view public meetings at your convenience online via CTN's
video on demand.
Our vision is: An Ann Arbor whose facilities, programs, businesses and organizations are accessible to persons of all abilities, and where inclusion and full-and-equitable participation in community life are available to everyone.
Please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page.
We are committed to improving the accessibility of this site. If you have any additional questions and/or cannot fully access the information on any Web page of this site, please e-mail the city communications office at
firstname.lastname@example.org to describe the accessibility issue. We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.