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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Recent Amendment to Open Meeting Law Allows Remote Participation for Commissions on Disability Posted on Sep 30

Recent Amendment to Open Meeting Law Allows Remote Participation for Commissions on Disability

One of the mandates of MOD is to provide technical and legal assistance to Executive Branch agencies and local Commissions on Disability (CODs). So we endeavor to apprise them of significant changes to disability related laws. CODs advise and assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that impact persons with disabilities. Recently, the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, which guides how public meetings must operate, was amended to aid CODs.

MOD Hosts 2015 Disability Summit, the ADA at 25: Past, Present & Future Posted on Sep 23

MOD Hosts 2015 Disability Summit, the ADA at 25: Past, Present & Future

MOD was pleased to have nearly 300 guests attend our inaugural Disability Summit, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at 25: Past, Present & Future on September 18, 2015. The event was held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and a breakfast buffet was served. Here are some highlights from a memorable morning:

Disability Parking Violations & Abuse: What You Can Do Posted on Sep 18

MOD often hears from concerned callers reporting violation of disability parking regulations asking what they can do to combat the problem.

Disability parking violation is certainly a serious issue that can take various forms. This post will outline some typical violations.

Automatic Door Openers: Required or Not Required? Posted on Sep 4

Automatic Door Openers: Required or Not Required?

As MOD’s Assistant Director of Community Services, I wanted to spend some time discussing automatic door openers. This is a very common topic that I get asked about. To paraphrase Shakespeare, “Are automatic door openers required or not required at entrances?”

Adaptive Sports Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 2

Adaptive Sports Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts

Many persons with disabilities have that competitive edge. Whether you were born with a disability or acquired one later in life, if you are athletic and have a desire to compete, you will undoubtedly seek out opportunities to do so. Lucky for us, we live in a state with tremendous resources for individuals with disabilities when it comes to adaptive sports.