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Commission for Persons with Disabilities

The Commission facilitates full and equal participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities in the City of Boston. They strive to reduce architectural, procedural, attitudinal, and communication barriers that affect persons with disabilities. 

Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board Accepting Applications for New Members

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on January 20, 2015 that the City of Boston is currently accepting applications from residents to serve as members on the Disability Commission Advisory Board in City Hall.

The Disability Commission Advisory Board is made up of nine members who inform and advise the City Administration on policies and procedures that impact persons with disabilities. Their goal is to help improve access and inclusion of persons with disabilities who live, work, visit, and commute to Boston.

Members are appointed by the Mayor to serve in a volunteer capacity for a term of three years. All applicants must be residents of the City of Boston, have a disability or family member who is disabled, and commit to attending monthly meetings. Applications are now being accepted from individuals who reflect the diversity of Boston's neighborhoods, cultures, and abilities.

Letters of interest are due by March 1, 2015, and should include a resume if possible. Please send all information by email to the attention of: Kristen McCosh, Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, kristen.mccosh@boston.gov or by mail to: Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities, One City Hall Square, Room 967, Boston, MA 02201.

Any questions can be directed to Kristen McCosh as well at kristen.mccosh@boston.gov or by phone at 617-635-3682.

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  • Disability Reframed: Community Film Series

    Ongoing free film series presented by the Boston Mayor's Commission for Persons With Disabilities, & Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

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  • Ready Boston

    By starting with common sense measures, people with disabilities and their caregivers can begin now to prepare for an emergency before it happens.

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  • Commissioners Corner-Commission for Persons with Disabilities
    Mayor Walsh is committed to having an administration that is accountable to all citizens, no matter who you are or where you live. Commissioners Corner will introduce you to your city leaders, who will showcase their agencies and discuss information that is important to everyone in this great city. On this episode, host Tashanea Whitlow is joined by Kristin McCosh, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Watch Video »
  • Community Forum on Disability Issues
    Boston Disability Commissioner Kristen McCosh along with the other members of Boston's Disability Commission Advisory Board respond to questions, comments, and concerns on disability issues.Watch Video »
  • The One Fund Press Conference
    Mayor Menino joins Governor Deval Patrick to introduce Kenneth Feinberg, while he also makes an announcement the One Fund Boston.Watch Video »