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WDOMI
984 North Broadway
Suite LL-10
Yonkers, NY 10701

Telephone: 914-968-4717
Fax:  914-968-6137


Directions:
Bus Routes: #2, #6, #9
Car: Saw Mill Parkway
to Executive Boulevard
Exit to Route 9/N Broadway.
We are across the street
from St. John’ s Hospital

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WHO WE ARE...

Westchester Disabled On the Move, Inc.,
is a not-for-profit community based organization. It is a non- residential center for people with disabilities. WDOMI is part of a national network of Independent Living Centers dedicated to independence and equal rights for individuals with disabilities.
Westchester Disabled on the Move Inc., is staffed and governed primarily by people with disabilities. The programs and services of WDOMI are free to consumers with disabilities and their families. WDOMI does not discriminate based on age, sex, disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.
Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc., receives funding from the New York State Education Department. Additional funding comes from private individuals, companies and foundations that support the independent living philosophy.


   

SERVICES


People with disabilities have a right to written materials from Government agencies in alternative formats! 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local government agencies to put the agency’s written materials including instructions, flyers, and notices into alternative formats for people with disabilities who need them for effective communication with the agency.  Alternative formats include:

  • A qualified reader to read materials to you
  • Audiotape taped texts and recordings
  • Braille and Braille displays
  • Large print
  • Electronic versions of materials that you can read on your computer
  • Accessible materials on the agency’s website
  • Screen reader software
  • Materials on disc that you can read on your computer
  • Other ways of making visual materials available to people who are blind or have low vision

The agency does not have to give you your first choice of alternative formats, but must give you materials in a format that is effective for you.  Keep a copy of the letter. 

To get materials in an alternative format, ask the agency (in writing if possible).  Describe your disability, explain which materials you need in an alternative format, which alternative format you need and why. 

If the agency does not give you what you want, you can: 
  • File an ADA grievance with the ADA Coordinator of the agency by calling 914-995-5516.  Other agencies have their own ADA Coordinators.  Ask the agency who the ADA Coordinator is.
  • File an ADA grievance with the Westchester County ADA Coordinator, Evan Latainer, (914) 995-2957, fax (914) 995-2799, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

Contact Westchester Disabled on the Move if you have questions or problems, (914) 968-4717

 

 


 

1. BENEFITS ADVISEMENT AND ADVOCACY

WDOMI advocates for consumers at the individual level. We work to ensure that public and private programs and services are available to people with disabilities and that the programs encourage independent community living.

Staff will assist consumers in obtaining and maintaining benefits such as Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, Personal Assistance and other forms of public assistance. In addition, consumers are assisted in returning to the workforce by receiving information about Social Security Work Incentives.

WDOMI in collaboration with ACCES (vocational rehabilitation) will work to assist you in reaching your employment goals. WDOMI provides ACCES orientations on a regular basis where the consumer will learn about the services that ACCES offers and the steps to apply. To register for an orientation, please call the ACCES office in White Plains at 914-946-1313.

 

2. DISABILITY AWARENESS PROGRAM
We offer presentations to students, commercial entities, educators and other groups that increase public awareness of the rights, needs and experiences of people with disabilities. Our presenters, who are people with disabilities, strive to overcome misconceptions and help the audience better understand living with a disability.

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