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Commission on Persons with Disabilities - Did You Know?

Gas Gas Station Equal Access
If you have a disability and have a difficult time pumping your own gas, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires self-service gas stations to provide equal access to their customers with disabilities. Click here for more information.

Deaf and hearing network Deaf and Hearing Network Videos
From time-to-time the city of Glendale’s TV station, Glendale 11, is introduced to new television programming produced by other government organizations. These new videos featured here are produced by the city of Phoenix’s “know99” youth and education inspired TV station and are intended to benefit our local deaf and hard of hearing community. The videos are posted as they arrive to us. View them here.

Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities - New State Laws

State Laws About Service Animals
HB 2355 (license fees; working dogs; waiver)
Chapter 56
Municipalities and county boards of supervisors are prohibited from charging a dog license fee to disabled individuals who use a service animal or to individuals who use a search and rescue dog. License applicants are required to provide adequate proof that the dog is a search and rescue dog or to sign a written statement that the dog is a service animal. Making a false statement about a service animal is a petty offense, punishable by a fine of up to $50. Effective Date: September 13, 2013

HB 2401 (service animal; definition)
Chapter 59
This law updates the definition of service animal and includes miniature horses as service animals. Effective Date: September 13, 2013


Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Neighborhood Improvements
A pedestrian passage way at 4760 West Butler Drive previously installed a railing that made it difficult for ingress/egress by a person in a wheel chair. The design was improved to a different railing set up to allow for improved access. Click here to see the before and after images.

Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Maricopa County Elections Department Needs Your Help
The county elections department is conducting a survey of voters who have a disability, use assistive technology and/or require assistance in order to vote. Please share the links below to any voters whom you know. The county will share the survey responses later this summer.
English: Click here               
Spanish: Click here
Thank you again for helping us to ensure that the voters of Maricopa County are well served.


Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11

Glendale Today - Spotlight on Access Glendale
Join Councilmember Norma Alvarez and Web Content Manager, Lesley Reedy showcase the Access Glendale Web site, a project the Commission for Persons with Disabilities and city staff created together.
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 - TV Guide | Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 - Watch Segment


Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabiities

Glendale Civic Center Installs State-of-the-Art Technology for Guests with Hearing Loss
The Glendale Civic Center has installed an FM System to enhance the quality of sound for hard of hearing clients. The award-winning city-owned conference center received a Deaf and Hard of Hearing grant with partial funding from the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF).
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 - Read more


Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities - Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PSAs

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Public Service Announcements
The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or ACDHH, was established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing residents in Arizona. ACDHH has developed the several public service announcements in an effort to educate and inform Arizona residents about hearing loss, prevention and resources. Watch PSAs online>>


Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities - Glendale 11 TV Glendale 11 TV - News
Emmy Award-winning Glendale 11 TV airs on Cox Channel 11, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also watch live programming and archived shows online. For a complete viewer’s program guide, live streaming video and more, click here.

Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities - Access Glendale Accessibility in Glendale - Visit Our Access Glendale Site
For a list of restaurants that includes detailed accessibility information as well as address and contact information, click here.

Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities - Info The Power of Language and Labels
Learn about the power of the words we choose and how to avoid incorrect labels with this helpful article and glossary. Click here to learn more now.

Glendale, AZ - Commission Special Projects - Disability Specific Improvements
This page features various projects around the city that are improving safety and assisting our disabled population. Learn more

Glendale, AZ - Commission on Persons with Disabilities - Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden

Parks and Recreation Connection - The Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden
The Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden was developed to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. Through the use of specific plants and trees for texture and scent, water features for sound, touch and sight and evening lighting for dramatic visuals, this garden is one of Glendale's proudest locations. Learn more>>


 

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