For Immediate Release
May 09, 2011
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Mayor's Press Office
The Boston Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities would like to invite residents to come to an open reception on Thursday, May 19, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, in the main conference room of the Boston Redevelopment Authority on the 9th floor of City Hall. This event, which is being co-sponsored by the Boston Center for Independent Living, will be an opportunity for residents who are interested in disability issues to meet the City’s new Commissioner, Kristen McCosh, members of the Disability Commission Advisory Board, and office staff.
The reception will give people a chance to share their thoughts about improving access and inclusion throughout the city, talk about access priorities and learn about ways to become involved in disability issues. The Commission’s Advisory Board holds open meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in City Hall.
The Commission for Persons with Disabilities is the City Department that is responsible for facilitating full and equal participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities in the City of Boston. The Commission strives to reduce architectural, procedural, attitudinal and communication barriers that affect persons with disabilities. The Commission coordinates Americans with Disabilities Act: Title II efforts, and monitors the City's compliance with other federal, state, and city laws that protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities.