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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.

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.

Save the Date
Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration Day - July 23, 2019

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)

Complying with Title II

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

Upcoming events


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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Oct 12

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

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Oct 1

Message from the commissioner: Abilities Expo an event where everyone is included

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Sep 24

Message from the commissioner: Advisory Board welcomes new members

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Sep 11

Message from the commissioner: It’s back to school again in Boston

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2019 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.

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