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Celebrate Disability Pride Month 2024 with the MTA!

Updated July 2, 2024 5:00 p.m.
MTA Officials, construction workers, and disability advocates smile in front of street-level elevator at 7 Avenue F, G station.

July is Disability Pride Month! While we celebrate Disability Pride every month at the MTA, July allows us to mark the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and take a specific moment to acknowledge the experience and importance of people with disabilities to our city and region.

In honor of the month, scroll down to sign up for webinars, learn some fun facts about disability and accessibility, and catch up on some of our most recent initiatives to improve accessibility across the MTA!

Webinar with New York Transit Museum: Expanding Access for All

Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. 
View the recording

Join the MTA Accessibility team and the New York Transit Museum to discuss the history of accessibility at the MTA and look to the future of accessibility beyond the requirements of the ADA. Accessibility at the MTA does not only consider those who identify as having disabilities—we are working to build a system that is welcoming, safe, comfortable and accessible to all.

Learn more about new technologies and solutions that the MTA is testing across subways, buses, and paratransit to make that vision of a universally accessible system a reality, and how you can be part of this movement.

"Nothing About Us Without Us" NYC Public Schools art competition winners' work displayed in MTA stations for Disability Pride Month

MTA joins New York City Public Schools to celebrate the annual Disability Pride Visual Arts Contest, a competition that honors the resilience and achievements of individuals with disabilities in their ongoing pursuit of equity, access, and inclusion. More than 70 students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted individual and group artwork in line with this year's theme, "Nothing About Us Without Us."

This year, for the first time ever, the ten finalists and one grand finalist will have their work displayed across MTA subway stations and train cars during the month of July to celebrate Disability Pride Month!

Disability UNITE Festival

Sunday, July 14 

Join us to celebrate Disability Pride at the Disability Unite Festival 2024! Come together with friends and family at the Central Park Naumburg Bandshell to celebrate community and commemorate the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The festival will include resource booths from dozens of organizations plus music, dancing and more at the bandshell. If you attend in person, look for us the MTA booth for more information and resources on our Reduced-Fare OMNY program, strollers on buses, and more. We hope to see you there! You can also follow the action virtually if you cannot attend in person.

Recent updates on accessibility at the MTA

Check out innovative accessibility features and send us your feedback!

We have exciting new accessibility features out in the transit system right now—and we need your feedback! Learn more about the NaviLens wayfinding, information, and language translation smartphone application, accessible boarding area floor decals, tactile Braille line maps, and the MagnusMode app!

Twelve NYCT subway stations made newly accessible in the last year

Since July 2023, 12 subway stations have newly been made ADA accessible.

  • Dyckman St​  (downtown)
  • Court Sq ​
  • Grand St ​
  • Hoyt St  ​​(Flatbush Av/New Lots Av-bound)
  • E 149 St ​
  • New Dorp ​
  • 7 Av ​​
  • 181 St ​
  • Beach 67 St ​
  • Lorimer St ​
  • Metropolitan Av ​

Learn more about station accessibility projects.

Amityville and Lindenhurst stations become second and third LIRR stations to be made fully accessible this year

In addition to Copiague, these upgrades bring more ADA accessibility to LIRR!

Stay in touch!

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