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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

Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2018 Posted on Mar 25

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October of 2018, MOD and the Commonwealth’s Human Resources Division (HRD), partnered to host the second annual “Disability Mentoring Week (DMW).” DMW was an opportunity for people with disabilities to explore career opportunities with the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2018

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