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Yearly Archives: 2019

Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release Posted on Oct 17

Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/03/2019 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Governor’s Press Office Executive Office for Administration and Finance Massachusetts Office on Disability BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the appointment of Mary Mahon McCauley as Director of the Massachusetts Office on   …Continue Reading Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release

The Business Case for Digital Accessibility Posted on Oct 10

Want to learn more about Digital Accessibility? The Web Accessibility Initiative posted an article discussing how laws are starting to mandate web accessibility, with the earliest web accessibility case dating back to 2000 in Australia. Read all about it at this link, https://www.w3.org/WAI/business-case/.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Key Stepping Stones Posted on Aug 12

Vocational Rehabilitation: Key Stepping Stones This article provides a brief overview of the key stepping stones for all vocational rehabilitation (VR) applicants and consumers of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB). There may be exceptions based on individual circumstances   …Continue Reading Vocational Rehabilitation: Key Stepping Stones

Back to the Basics Posted on Aug 12

Back to the Basics

In an economy where technology touches every part of our lives, how often do we stop to ask the question of what happens to the people who did the jobs Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation take? Almost never. For those of us who do think   …Continue Reading Back to the Basics

State Employment Career Fair 2019 Posted on Aug 12

State Employment Career Fair 2019 Written By Moss Lynch The 2019 State Employment Career Fair was a MassDOT initiative, hosted by MassDOT in partnership with the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD), the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), and the Human Resources Division (HRD), and   …Continue Reading State Employment Career Fair 2019

Introducing Evan George Posted on Aug 12

Introducing Evan George

Introducing Evan George Written By Evan George I am very excited to join the Massachusetts Office on Disability in my position as the Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator. From gas leaks in the Merrimack Valley, to tornados in Norton, and coastal flooding across Cape Cod, Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Introducing Evan George

2019 National ADA Symposium Posted on Jul 23

2019 National ADA Symposium

MOD had the opportunity to attend the 2019 National Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Symposium in June 2019. The Symposium was held in Grapevine, Texas by the Great Plains ADA Center and the ADA National Network. MOD Training and Communication Specialist, Moss Lynch, connected with the   …Continue Reading 2019 National ADA Symposium

Jeffrey’s Access Corner: Portable Toilets Posted on Apr 19

In this edition of Jeffrey’s Access Corner, I want to discuss what the obligations are under both the 2006 revision of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board’s rule and regulations (MAAB) and the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Design Standards (2010 ADADS) when it comes to   …Continue Reading Jeffrey’s Access Corner: Portable Toilets

Addiction, Recovery and the ADA Posted on Apr 8

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This includes people with addiction to alcohol, and people in recovery from opioid and substance use disorders. To help people understand their rights and responsibilities, a   …Continue Reading Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

Assistive Technology Development Updates Posted on Apr 1

Individuals with disabilities are gaining even more independence as assistive technology further develops. These assistive technologies are helping individuals to engage and work more comfortably in everyday tasks, conversation, and in a professional environment. A vital assistive technology program that is aiding individuals with disabilities   …Continue Reading Assistive Technology Development Updates