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during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Applications and documents for an Accessible Parking Space should be submitted by email disability@boston.gov or fax 617-635-2726.
  • Read Commissioner McCosh's weekly messages to the disability community during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  • Xổ số miền bắc xổ số miền namOur 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.

    Xổ số miền bắc xổ số miền namOur 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
    Temporary COVID-19 hours
    City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

    Architectural Access Board applicants

    Xổ số miền bắc xổ số miền namOn March 15, Mayor Marty Walsh announced a public health emergency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Xổ số miền bắc xổ số miền namIn response, the City of Boston Disabilities Commission is encouraging Architectural Access Board applicants to send variance and amendment applications by email, instead of physical, mailed-in copies. This allows for our staff to continue to work remotely. It also promotes environmentally-friendly operational practices.

    Guidelines

    Please adhere to the following guidelines for electronic submission:

    • Applications should be addressed to Commissioner Kristen McCosh and sent to ada@boston.gov
    • The email submissions should have the subject line:  [Address] - AAB Variance Application
    • The application and all attachments must be in .pdf format in a single file, except where that file exceeds 15 megabytes. If the file should exceed 15 megabytes, it may be broken up into as few files as possible to fall below the size limit.

     Please email ada@boston.govXổ số miền bắc xổ số miền nam, should there be any questions or concerns.

    Programs and Services

    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.

    Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Virtual Rally
    Credit: Disabilities Commission

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    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

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    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
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