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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

Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Grant Program (ADA Grant Program) posted on Mar 14

The Massachusetts Office on Disability proudly introduced the Municipal Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Grant Program (ADA Grant Program) in 2017. This grant program is aimed at supporting capital improvements specifically dedicated to improving access for individuals with disabilities in cities and towns throughout the   …Continue Reading Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Grant Program (ADA Grant Program)

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

Introducing Christina Belforti

Introducing Christina Belforti posted on Feb 7

My name is Christina Belforti, and I am very excited to begin my role as Advocate within the Client Services Unit of MOD. I have always been passionate about public service and advocacy; what is most important to me both personally and professionally is fighting   …Continue Reading Introducing Christina Belforti

A Presentation by MOD, MRC, and MCB: Hiring Resources for the Executive Branch posted on Feb 1

The Massachusetts Office on Disability partnered with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for our seminar, “A Presentation by MOD, MRC & MCB: Hiring Resources for the Executive Branch.” See the full presentation from Evan Bjorklund, MOD Interim Director, Bill Allen,   …Continue Reading A Presentation by MOD, MRC, and MCB: Hiring Resources for the Executive Branch