Universal Disability Justice

Protecting those who are immobilized and restricted in movement is a priority. Safeguards begin with ensuring residences, businesses and public infrastructure are wheelchair accessible. Avi will work to create financial incentives calling for full compliance without bureaucratic red tape or restrictions by 2030.

Before all, healthcare, and housing are paramount. Avi will call for the disabled community and their caregivers to be included in all healthcare opportunities and not be limited by outdated doctor visitation limits. Avi will call for government intervention to avoid eviction of the disabled; further calling for landlord financial incentive programs that promote offering ADA compliant housing. The need for automatic entrance and exit ways for the disabled should be viewed as a requirement that Avi will push to enact.

Disabilities often affect our youth. Avi will fight to give these children compatible educational opportunities to others the same age at no extra cost. It goes without saying that all educational campuses and transportation amenities must be ADA compliant.

The disabled community has a positive record of interacting seamlessly with the able-bodied in the workplace. The disabled should receive compatible compensation, and Avi will call for employers’ incentive programs that encourage hires from the disabled community. Avi will call on his colleagues to raise the earnings cap enabling those with disabilities to have both stable employment and adequate care.

New York City offers 34 venues showcasing arts and culture. Avi will call for a program that offers the disabled and their caregiver admission to these sites on a pay-what-you-can model. Furthermore, Avi will push for private compatible institutions to offer discounted admission to the disabled and their caregivers that follows the model set for seniors, students, and veterans.

New York City Identification Cards should offer a disabled indicator further recognizing an often disenfranchised community.