The "cover" of our website features a slide from Bishop Roskam's presentation on Accessibility.
This page explains what the committee does for parishes and for people seeking an accessible parish. It also includes our Mission Statement.
Here is information on the features at each parish that may make participation easier. Parishes are listed by type of disability, geographically by county, and alphabetically by name.
Frequently Asked Questions for both parishes and parishioners including the
Property Support Policy Statement
In addition to General Resources (
The Bishops' Survey of Accessibility in the Parishes of the Diocese of New York
Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities
The Litany for People with Disabilities
) for instruction and discussion this page lists resources for both parishes and parishoners re:
Wheelchair Accessibility or Mobility Limitations
Independent Living Centers
Late Deafened or Hard of Hearing
One Voice: A Guide to Assistive Listening Systems
Federal Access Board Technical Bulletins on Assistive Listening Systems for
Manufacturers of Equipment and Resources for Installation
Blind and Visually Disabled
Here you'll find the email addresses for the Diocesan Committee on Accessibility for People with Disabilities <
> as well as an address to write to if you have technical questions regarding this web site <
Diocesan Committee on Accessibility for People with Disabilities