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Yearly Archives: 2018

Alternate Toilet Accessible Stall aka Ambulatory Accessible Compartments Posted on Dec 20

Jeffrey’s Access Corner By Jeffrey Dougan In this edition of Jeffrey’s Access Corner I want to discuss with you a topic that has been brought to my attention a couple of times recently regarding the provision of alternate accessible toilet stalls, specifically when accessible toilets   …Continue Reading Alternate Toilet Accessible Stall aka Ambulatory Accessible Compartments

Personal Emergency Preparedness Program Update Posted on Dec 6

Personal Emergency Preparedness Program Update

  Since 2007, MOD has been hosting Personal Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout the Commonwealth (visit our webpage at www.mass.gov/mod/prepare).  This program is funded through a grant that MOD receives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grants and Training, through the Executive Office   …Continue Reading Personal Emergency Preparedness Program Update

Changes to the Attainable Program Posted on Nov 9

Our office is pleased to provide technical assistance to our colleagues at the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) regarding disability related matters and to help spread the word about the attainable Savings Plan. Recently the ABLE Act and Attainable Program have seen modifications to the   …Continue Reading Changes to the Attainable Program

New MOD Service Animals Video Posted on Oct 29

New MOD Service Animals Video

As regular readers of our blog may be aware, MOD receives many inquiries about service animals.  We strive to provide quality technical assistance and be a resource for people with disabilities on this topic, which is why we have published a video on Service Animals   …Continue Reading New MOD Service Animals Video

Introducing Moss Lynch Posted on Oct 12

Introducing Moss Lynch

I am very excited to start my position as the Training and Communications Specialist at the MOD. My responsibilities focus on Statewide training and outreach to help strengthen the mission of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I am a Boston native and spent numerous   …Continue Reading Introducing Moss Lynch

Introducing Jakira Rogers Posted on Oct 1

Introducing Jakira Rogers

My name is Jakira Rogers, and I am very excited to be taking on the role of Access Specialist within the Community Services Unit of MOD. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and I am glad to be continuing my journey in the heart of Boston. I   …Continue Reading Introducing Jakira Rogers

Fourth Annual Disability Summit 2018 Posted on Sep 20

Fourth Annual Disability Summit 2018

The Massachusetts Office on Disability annual Summit began in 2015. This event was designed to inspire leaders, advocates, and persons with disabilities to come together to focus on issues that impact the disability community. Join us on October 5, 2018 for a robust program that   …Continue Reading Fourth Annual Disability Summit 2018

Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2018 Posted on Sep 19

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and the Human Resources Division (HRD) are partnering to host a second annual “Disability Mentoring Week (DMW),” a chance for people with disabilities to access and explore career development opportunities within state government. During October 22-24, mentees with disabilities are   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2018

Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2018 Posted on May 29

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and the Human Resources Division (HRD) are partnering to host a second annual “Disability Mentoring Week (DMW),” a chance for people with disabilities to access and explore career development opportunities within state government. During DMW, mentees with disabilities are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests. Mentees participate in a career exploration experience and make connections with mentors and other personnel. Employers gain increased awareness and understanding of how people with disabilities can be involved in their candidate recruitment processes.

Accessible Routes in Play Areas Posted on May 27

This post will cover the accessible route requirements for play areas.  Specifically, I want to take a look at the requirements for the provision of an accessible route to and around the play equipment as laid out under the 2006 revision of the Massachusetts Architectural   …Continue Reading Accessible Routes in Play Areas