First Annual Disabilities Summit Held at NYU

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave opening remarks at the First Annual Disabilities Summit held at NYU’s Kimmel Center
this past summer. The event brought together key decision makers in New York City government and policy, as well as representatives
from organizations serving people with disabilities to establish
a citywide policy agenda to address the need for increased accessibility.

Sponsored by the Fund for the City of New York and Disabilities Network
of New York City, in affiliation with the NYU Council for the Study of Disability,
panelists discussed strategies for improving access to transportation and ways of providing safe, affordable, and accessible housing
to ensure the full participation of people with disabilities in the economic life of New York City and its surrounding
boroughs.

The NYU Council works to inform teaching, increase disability awareness, and identify priorities and partnerships for research that address the concerns of people with disabilities locally, nationally, and abroad. The Council is co-chaired by Ann Goerdt, clinical assistant professor of Steinhardt’s Department of Physical Therapy, and Faye Ginsburg, David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology from the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science Department of Anthropology.

Photos: Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the First Annual Disabilities
Summit held at NYU.

Panelist from left to right: Mary McCormick, president of the
Fund for the City of New York. Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Mathew Sapolin, commissioner
pf the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities