Building Accessibility

Building Accessibility


The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is committed to ensuring that its programs, services, and activities are accessible to staff, members of the school community, students and family members with disabilities. The DOE assesses all of its buildings across all 32 Community School Districts on an ongoing basis to determine the level of accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

The Office of Accessibility Planning (OAP), within the Office of Space Management, collaborates with other offices within the DOE to facilitate projects that specifically focus on improving the accessibility of DOE buildings.

On this page, the following information can be found:

  • Accessibility of School Buildings;
  • Admissions and Accessibility;
  • Requesting Reasonable Accommodations;
  • Public Meeting Guidelines;
  • Accessibility Trainings; and
  • Submitting a Complaint Regarding Discrimination.

Accessibility of School Buildings

The DOE has a variety of school buildings with varying levels of accessibility. Some school buildings have no barriers to access for persons with mobility disabilities. Other school buildings may have some barriers but allow persons with mobility disabilities to enter and exit the building and enable access to relevant programs and at least one bathroom.

Information concerning accessible school buildings is contained in a department-wide Building Accessibility Profile (BAP) List, which is regularly updated and available to the public. Download the department-wide BAP List(Open external link). Information provided on this list includes the following:

  • Geographic District;
  • School Name;
  • Grades Served;
  • BAP; and
  • BAP Rating.

Submitting a Complaint Regarding Discrimination

Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 sets forth the procedures for employees, parents of students, students, and others who do business with, use DOE facilities or otherwise interact with the DOE to file complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based upon such complaints. Visit the Non-Discrimination Policy page to read Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 and access the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management’s online complaint form.

Disability Service Facilitator

Thomas Taratko
131 Livingston St. Rm. 209
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Voice Phone: (718) 935-3361

Access for Persons with Disabilities Is a Human Right