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.
ADA Title II Compliance
There are no upcoming events available at this time.
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.
Disability Commission Annual Report for 2018 - 2019
Message from the commissioner: 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics
Message from the commissioner: Abilities Expo an event where everyone is included
2020 Advisory Board meetings
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.
- Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Wednesday, March 11, 2020
- Wednesday, April 22, 2020
- Wednesday, May 20, 2020
- Wednesday, June 17, 2020
- Wednesday, July 15, 2020
- Wednesday, August 19, 2020
- Wednesday, September 23, 2020
- Wednesday, October 28, 2020
- Wednesday, December 09, 2020*
*November and December combined due to holidays
- Call to Order
- 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