Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities


The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor on issues relating to increasing public understanding and the inclusion of people with disabilities within the community. The Advisory Committee works toward the elimination of attitudinal and architectural barriers and acts as a liaison between city government and other agencies and services, acting as advocates for people with disabilities and making recommendations to the Mayor as it may deem advisable.

Mayor’s 9/26/2012 communication to the council


Harriet Lowell, Chair
Kenneth Burr
Terry Degatano 
Joseph Dursi 
Jeremiah Frei-Pearson

Michael Hellman
Elizabeth Mark                                                                                        

Jeffrey Zitofsky        

Questions/Comments? We’d like to hear from you! Please contact the office of Mayor Roach at

Assistive Listening Device Available


Assistive Listening Devices are available for use in the Common Council Chamber for those who are hearing impaired. The devices will be available for use during Common Council Meetings and Planning Board meetings.

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After a discussion with the Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities about accessible parking locations, the City of White Plains Parking Department, Traffic Division has created and published a map of on-street accessible parking spaces. 

This map and accompanying text provides users with the location of each on-street accessible space, along with other information relevant to users of these spaces. The map can be viewed by clicking this link:

 In addition, the City Parking Department webpages have long featured a map of municipal parking garages and lots. When the user clicks one of the parking icons on the map, they will be given additional details about that garage or lot, including the number of accessible parking spaces it contains. The parking garage/lot map can be viewed by clicking this link:

 View a copy of the flyer Do's and Don'ts of Accessible Parking.

Access this link to view the City of White Plains Accessible Parking Video  

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Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. (WRO) is working with the City of White Plains to provide assistance to White Plains residents with rental arrears, mortgage relief, and utility shut off notices. For more information, see these flyers:
WRO flyer - English
WRO flyer - espanol

WP Alerts

Did you know that those who are hearing impaired and use a TDD can receive the notifications sent out to residents via our community notification system, White Plains ALERTS...The City of White Plains has used a community notification system for a number of years now. Every time a message is sent out through the White Plains ALERTS system, it goes out via text, email, and voice - in English and Spanish. It is also sent out via TDD - a Telephone Device for the Deaf. Those who are hearing impaired and have TDD equipment on their phones can receive these city notifications. They just need to register their information on the system and click the "TDD" box in order for the city’s messages to be delivered via TDD. To register: Having trouble? Call the Mayor’s office at (914) 422-1411.

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Programs for People with Differing Abilities. Did you know that the City of White Plains Recreation & Parks Department offers a variety of fun, recreation and leisure programs for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 13 years and older. Before registering for a program, all new prospective participants must complete an intake interview and provide required documentation. For more information on Programs for People with Differing Abilities click here

Be Prepared

Be Prepared in the Event of an Emergency (English) and Este Preparado en caso de Emergencia (espanol), Sign up for, the Westchester County Special Needs Registry. This registry helps White Plains police, fire, and other first responders better prepare for and respond to the needs of those with disabilities during emergency situations. 

The registry is for individuals with physical or mental disabilities . The database will be provided to local municipalities, such as White Plains, to use in their emergency planning efforts.

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PROJECT ACCESS – A HOUSING RESOURCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORS.  Project Access is a program of Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and is funded through a Community Development Block Grant from the City of White Plains. The Project’s objective is to provide information on affordable and accessible rental housing in White Plains to residents with disabilities and seniors via its online White Plains Housing Registry database. To date, the Registry includes over 100 buildings with information on architectural accessibility, current rental costs and management contact information. To access the database link, click hereFor more information, please contact Michael Hellmann at 914.682.3926.

Services for Residents

The White Plains Public Library offers homebound library services (PDF) for White Plains residents. Click on the link to find out how to let the Library come to you.

Westchester County ParaTransit is now taking reservations through an Online Reservation System (PDF) in addition to the current phone system.