Latino woman in blue shirt sits with visually impared man wearing sunglasses, woman is examining a document
Credit: Karl Nielsen


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. ABAG provides ADA accommodations for people with Hearing and Speech Impairments, Visual Impairments and more.

Advance Notice

Please call us five days before a meeting so that we can accommodate you; three days advance notice is the minimum.

For assistance, please contact:

ABAG Public Information Office

Phone: (415) 778-6757
TDD/TTY Phone: Dial 711 and ask to be relayed to (415) 778-6700

For People with Hearing & Speech Impairments

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available when attending a meeting in person at the Bay Area Metro Center. Devices may be requested from the committee secretary. Advance notice is preferred.

ADA Accommodations

For a sign language interpreter, reader, written materials or other ADA accommodations, please notify us at least three working days in advance, and every effort will be made to provide assistance. Printed materials are available in alternative formats upon request.

For People with Visual Impairments

Request a Reader to Attend Meetings

Readers may be requested to attend meetings, with a minimum of three working days in advance of the meeting.

Request Audio Recording or Braille Translation

Requests for meeting agendas and routine agenda item write-ups must be received at least three working days in advance of the meeting. For people with voice synthesizer-equipped computers, agendas and meeting materials are available in the Meetings section of this website, and we offer written materials by electronic transfer or on CD. Otherwise, the usual means of translation will be audio recording or Braille. Please contact us for more information.

Other written communications may be requested through the Public Information Office noted above.

We take into account your specific needs, cost, time constraints and the type of documents to be provided, choosing between audio recordings, Braille translations or electronic transmission via computer or CD.

Please note that we may take up to four weeks to copy lengthy reports and documents. There may be a charge for the cost of copying.

Screen Readers & Transcripts

Website Accessibility - Screen Readers

Our website can be used with screen readers. Most of the images on our web site also have text image tags that should be readable if your browser supports this function.

We also have a site index.

If a web page has an online form or document that is not accessible, please contact the Public Information Office noted above.

Request for Transcripts

ABAG posts live audio/video streams from meetings of the full commission and selected committees on our website. Live streams recordings are available in the Meetings section of this website.

If you are hearing impaired and need a transcript of these materials, please contact the Public Information Office noted above.

ABAG: What We Do

The public is invited to all our meetings and has access to the same tools and data that our staff uses. Find out what we do.