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 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:
MOD often hears from concerned callers reporting violation of disability or “handicapped” 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. One type is …Continue Reading Disability Parking Violations & Abuse: What You Can Do
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?”
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.
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