ADA and the City of St. Louis

Explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights it affords to citizens of St. Louis.


"Making St. Louis a city where people of all abilities are full and equal participants"


The Office on the Disabled advocates for disability access by working to assist city departments, businesses, and public services with establishing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, provides comprehensive rights and protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, State and local government agencies, and telecommunications. The goal of the ADA is to assure the quality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. The ADA prohibits all state and local governments and most private businesses from discriminating on the basis of disability. The ADA covers qualified individuals with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity, persons with a record of such impairment, and persons regarded or perceived as having such an impairment.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and portions of Missouri law protect people with disabilities from discrimination. These state and federal laws ensure that persons with disabilities have communication access; facility access; employment accommodations; program access; and the policies, procedures, and practices that avoid discrimination.


Questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed specifically to The Office on the Disabled at 314-622-3686.


For more information contact:

Office on the Disabled
City Hall, Room 30
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-622-3686
Fax: 314-622-4019
TTY: 314-622-3693

8 AM - 5 PM


Please contact The Office on the Disabled to discuss any fees associated with our services.

What to Expect

All calls to The Office on the Disabled will be handled promptly and efficiently.


Office on the Disabled

(314) 622-3686

1200 Market Street
Room 30
St. Louis, Mo 63103

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon - Fri

Contact the Office on the Disabled

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