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Employers & Employees Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month posted on Oct 4

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and employers and employees across the Commonwealth are encouraged to participate.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as the largest employer in the state, is endeavoring to build awareness and increase education about disability employment issues.  We also celebrate   …Continue Reading Employers & Employees Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Accessible Polling Places

Accessible Polling Places posted on Oct 3

In this important election season, it is timely to consider polling place accessibility for persons with disabilities. Throughout the years, our office has received calls from the public regarding polling place accessibility and has worked to remove barriers. Some of the more common issues have   …Continue Reading Accessible Polling Places

Happy Birthday Americans with Disabilities Act

Happy Birthday Americans with Disabilities Act posted on Jul 26

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Now, 26 years after its passage, we wanted to provide an overview of the ADA and some of the more notable modifications made throughout the history of this groundbreaking law.

Massachusetts Office on Disability: 2015 Year in Review

Massachusetts Office on Disability: 2015 Year in Review posted on Jan 15

As we begin 2016, the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) would like to recap our Office’s activities over the last year and inform readers of how MOD continues to serve the people of the Commonwealth. Public Outreach 2015 was a busy year for MOD.  One   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability: 2015 Year in Review

New Disability Data Helps Inform

New Disability Data Helps Inform posted on Jul 31

As part of the acknowledgment of the importance of the 25th year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published findings on the Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.