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

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

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/.

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

2019 National ADA Symposium

2019 National ADA Symposium posted on Jul 23

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

Accessible Kiosk Updates posted on Feb 25

With the steady rise in today’s technology we are starting to see kiosks at our airports, restaurants, banks, and places where employee-customer interaction was, at one time, the only means of communication. Although kiosks can often help to save time, money, and even decrease wait   …Continue Reading Accessible Kiosk Updates

Disability Benefits Information posted on Feb 20

Disability Benefits Information The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) does not administer disability benefits, nor do we approve individuals who are seeking benefits. However, MOD can help you identify resources. Disability benefits are cash payments for people who can’t work because of a disability. You   …Continue Reading Disability Benefits Information

Introducing Karl Bryan

Introducing Karl Bryan posted on Feb 15

I am excited to have begun working at the MOD as the Grant Compliance Coordinator. In this position I am responsible for serving as the liaison between municipalities and the MOD when it comes to the Municipal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvement Grant program   …Continue Reading Introducing Karl Bryan