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Welcome to the Massachusetts Office on Disability’s (MOD) blog. We look forward to bringing you a wide variety of informative content of interest to the disability community and all residents of the Commonwealth.  This blog will address questions that frequently come through our office, provide guidance on various topics, share disability related news, and keep the public informed about the work we are doing here at MOD.

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MOD was created in 1981, under Chapter 6, Sec.185-189 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Our office strives to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.  We work to assure the advancement of legal rights and for the promotion of maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility in a manner which fosters dignity and self-determination. MOD is the Commonwealth’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinating Agency, which means we endeavor to ensure that all state programs and services are in compliance with the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, M.G.L. Ch. 151b & 272, Executive orders 351, 352 & 526, and state and federal Fair Housing laws. MOD serves individuals, state and local government, housing providers, businesses, and organizations within the Commonwealth with a focus on advocacy, resources, training and monitoring.

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CUs (Credit Unions) to DOJ: Provide Clarity on ADA Website Accessibility posted on Oct 22

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