Disability Access Committee

The purpose of the City’s Disability Access Committee (DAC) is to review, formulate, and coordinate information, suggestions, proposals, and plans, and to address complaints from the general public to provide more conveniently accessible facilities, public buildings, streets, sidewalks, and programs for the persons with disabilities in the City. The Committee is consulted with in terms of prioritization of accessibility-related improvements to City facilities. The priorities are in terms of both the order of which facilities to modify, and also the particular improvements to each respective facility. The Committee may provide accessibility-related input to the following City departments: building services, recreation, culture and parks, police and code compliance on behalf of persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the City of Miami Beach.

The DAC is composed of fourteen voting members who are direct appointees by the Mayor and City Commissioners. Consideration shall be given, but not limited to, the following categories: persons having mobility impairment; deaf and/or hard-of-hearing persons in the community; blind and/or vision-impaired persons in the community; mental, cognitive or developmental disabilities; and the industries of tourism and convention, retail, hospitality (restaurant or hotel), and health care (or rehabilitation).

The DAC meets usually the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. in the City Manager’s large conference room on the fourth floor of City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, and are open to the public. Dates and times are subject to change.