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Disabilities Commission

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.

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.

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Disability Commission Annual Report for 2016 / 2017

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

Latest news

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May 15

Message from the commissioner: support for proposed changes to 521 CMR

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May 10

City of Boston launches first-ever accessibility survey

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May 7

Message from the commissioner: summit to focus on accessible transportation

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Apr 25

Message from the commissioner: Aira app helps guide Marathon weekend

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2018 Advisory Board meetings


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

The meetings take place at Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, on the 9th floor in Room 900.

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