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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  

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

Personal Emergency Preparedness Program Update Posted on Dec 6

Personal Emergency Preparedness Program Update

  Since 2007, MOD has been hosting Personal Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout the Commonwealth (visit our webpage at www.mass.gov/mod/prepare).  This program is funded through a grant that MOD receives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grants and Training, through the Executive Office   …Continue Reading Personal Emergency Preparedness Program Update

Changes to the Attainable Program Posted on Nov 9

Our office is pleased to provide technical assistance to our colleagues at the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) regarding disability related matters and to help spread the word about the attainable Savings Plan. Recently the ABLE Act and Attainable Program have seen modifications to the   …Continue Reading Changes to the Attainable Program

Introducing Moss Lynch Posted on Oct 12

Introducing Moss Lynch

I am very excited to start my position as the Training and Communications Specialist at the MOD. My responsibilities focus on Statewide training and outreach to help strengthen the mission of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I am a Boston native and spent numerous   …Continue Reading Introducing Moss Lynch