The Disability Rights & Services Program, part of the City's Department of Civil Rights, serves Madison residents with disabilities. We coordinate the City's efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Additionally, this program strives to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and access throughout the City.

In 1990, Madison’s City Council adopted Madison General Ordinance 39.05 which prohibits discrimination based on disability by City programs and by City-funded agencies.

The Department of Civil Rights Director, the Disability Rights & Services Specialist, and the Disability Rights Commission (DRC):

  • Work to provide community member input on issues including transportation, recreation, accessibility, and housing and
  • Work cooperatively with advocacy- and community-based organizations serving people with disabilities.

If you are interested in learning more about the Disability Rights and Services Program, contact Rebecca Hoyt, Disability Rights and Services Specialist, at or (608) 266-6511.

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