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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. 

Community Forum on Disability Issues

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Boston City Hall – 5th Floor, Piemonte Room

Do you have concerns, questions, or comments on a disability issue? We want to hear from you!

  • Hear from Boston Disability Commissioner Kristen McCosh

  • Meet members of Boston’s Disability Commission Advisory Board

  • Make your concerns about accessibility known to City Officials

To request an accommodation, please contact disability@cityofboston.gov or call 617-635-3682 or 617-635-2541 TTY

*** Wheelchair accessible, ASL Interpreters, CART ***

Boston Marathon Information

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

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    Information for Spectators with Disabilities

    Parking: Parking for people with Disabled Placards in Copley Square is extremely limited. There are 5 Accessible Parking Spaces located on Blagden Street, which is on the opposite side of the Boston Public Library.

    Viewing: There is a Wheelchair Accessible viewing area located at Hereford Street. The grandstand at the finish line will be accessible with a seating area for wheelchair users. Sidewalks are ramped in additional areas as needed.

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  • See a listing of upcoming Disability Commission events.

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  • Apply Now For Camp Joy!

    BCYF offers Camp Joy for Boston residents ages 3 to 22 with disabilities and their siblings. The four-week summer camp provides structured, daily opportunities for participants to make new friends, have fun, learn, and grow during the summer months.

    Camp Joy - Camper Application

    Camp Joy Parent Letter

  • Disability Reframed: Community Film Series

    Ongoing free film series presented by the Office of Persons With Disabilities, Cambridge Persons With Disabilities Office, and the Ray Kroc Center.

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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.

    Disabed Persons

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    Mayor Menino's Snow Strike Task Force briefs the media on their plans to clear the city's streets and intersections.Watch Video »
  • Storm Update 2-8-13
    Mayor Menino and his Storm Team present updated information on the City of Boston's preparation for the impending blizzard. Residents are urged to call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline with Storm Related Issues at 617-635-4500. Watch Video »