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Brookline Commission On Disability Monthly Meeting



Brookline Commission on Disability Meeting

Thursday September 19, 2019

6:00 to 7:45 PM

Room 308, Town Hall

Introductions/Public comments – 5 minutes

Special presentation by Dept of Planning and Community Development staff:  Planning for upcoming 5 year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application – 25 minutes

                Discuss access related goals/needs in areas of:

                                Affordable housing

                                Public services

                                Economic development/Job creation

                                Public facilities/Park improvements/Infrastructure

Review of minutes – 15 minutes

Variances:  Results of Jul 15 AAB hearing on BU Howard Thurman Ctr, 808 Comm Ave

                Petitioner to further investigate possible mitigation for Newel posts on inner handrails and

possibility of rubberizing stairwell steps

Old business

                Update on development of sighted guide videos – Tina Kurys – 10 minutes

                Update on addition of HP spaces to Brookline parking app – 5 minutes

                Accommodation possibilities at Brookline government meetings for people with sensory

Limitations – 15 mins

                                Closed captioning options           

Update from ADA Coordinator -20 minutes

                Update on MOD grant proposal

                Audible pedestrian signal status



New business

Joan on Paris disability experiences – 5 min

Needs assessment – 5 min

Advocacy – 10 min

Proposed law against use of electric shock on children and other abuse

AAB law update


                Babcock St renewal:  Sidewalk success!

MOD Disability Summit, ‘Improving Access in Our Communities’; Sep 27, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Boston Convention and Exhibition Ctr., 415 Summer St., Boston; Free but registration advised

Upcoming meeting dates:

                Thursday Oct 17

                Thurs Nov 14

                Thurs Dec 12

> The Town of Brookline does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Individuals, whom are in need of auxiliary aids for effective communication in Town programs and services, may make their needs known by contacting the Town’s ADA Compliance Officer. Those who need effective communication services should dial 711 and ask the operator to dial the relevant Town Department.


Listing will be removed on Wednesday October 16th, 2019

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