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Disabilities Commission

We facilitate full and equal participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities in Boston. 

Our mission is to increase opportunities for people with disabilities by facilitating full and equal participation in all aspects of life within the City of Boston. This includes reducing architectural, procedural, attitudinal, and communication barriers as well as promoting equity in housing, education, employment, transportation, and civic activities.

Our office works toward compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We also provide information and referral, architectural access review, and advocacy on disability issues.

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Contact
1 City Hall Square
Room 967
Boston MA  02201-2041
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ADA Title II Compliance

ADA Title II Coordinator

Commissioner Kristen McCosh
Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities
1 City Hall Square, Room 967
Boston, MA 02201
617-635-3682 (voice)
617-635-2541 (tty)
617-635-2726 (fax)
disability@boston.gov

Complying with Title II

Learn more about how the City of Boston complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Upcoming events

Events
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Apr 22

Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board meeting

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May 20

Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board meeting

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Jun 17

Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board meeting

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Jul 15

Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board meeting

Disability Commission Annual Report for 2018 / 2019

The annual report highlights the work that the commission has done to improve accessibility in Boston over the last year.

View the report

Latest news

News
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A message from City of Boston Disability Commissioner Kristen McCosh on COVID-19

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A message from City of Boston Disability Commissioner Kristen McCosh on COVID-19

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Disability Commission Annual Report for 2018 - 2019

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Message from the commissioner: 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics

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2020 Advisory Board meetings

WHEN AND WHERE

The Disability Commission Advisory Board typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The meetings take place at Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, on the 5th floor in the Iannella Chamber.

Standard agenda
  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Chair’s Report
  • Commissioner's Report – Kristen McCosh
  • Architectural Access Update – Patricia Mendez
  • Old Business
  • Old Action Items
  • New Business
  • New Action Items
  • Public Input
  • Adjournment