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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)

Fourth Annual Disability Summit 2018 Posted on Mar 4

On October 5, 2018 the Massachusetts Office on Disability welcomed approximately 350 guests to the agency’s fourth annual Disability Summit. Held at the Partners Healthcare Assembly Row Branch, the Summit was designed to inspire state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, attendees, advocates, and individuals with   …Continue Reading Fourth Annual Disability Summit 2018

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 Posted on Feb 15

Introducing Karl Bryan

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 Posted on Feb 7

Introducing Christina Belforti

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

Winter 2019 Newsletter Available Posted on Jan 28

The Winter 2019 Newsletter is now available. Visit the following link to read updates on various disability initiatives statewide! https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/01/11/Winter%202019.pdf  

Q&A with the Client Services Unit Posted on Jan 5

What is the Client Services Unit? Client Services is the part of MOD that responds to individual issues by providing information and/or technical guidance and advocacy.  We are the first point of contact at the agency answering individual questions about disability rights, resources and government   …Continue Reading Q&A with the Client Services Unit

Alternate Toilet Accessible Stall aka Ambulatory Accessible Compartments Posted on Dec 20

Jeffrey’s Access Corner By Jeffrey Dougan In this edition of Jeffrey’s Access Corner I want to discuss with you a topic that has been brought to my attention a couple of times recently regarding the provision of alternate accessible toilet stalls, specifically when accessible toilets   …Continue Reading Alternate Toilet Accessible Stall aka Ambulatory Accessible Compartments