City Council passes Queens lawmaker’s bills to improve accessibility, employment opportunities for disability community


The City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 21, passed two bills by Councilwoman Linda Lee to improve accessibility across city agencies and to advance employment opportunities for New York City’s disability community. 

The first bill, Int. 681, will require the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development (NYC Talent), and the Department for Small Business Services (SBS) to create a workforce development program that expands upon the existing NYC: ATWORK employment program which recruits, pre-screens, and connects New Yorkers with disabilities to jobs and internships with established business partners in both the public and private sectors.