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Brookline Commission on Disability Monthly Meeting



Brookline Commission on Disability Meeting

Thursday October 17, 2019

6:00 to 7:45 PM

Town Hall, Room 308

Identification of note taker

Introductions/Public comments – 5 mins.

Presentation on access routes planned for the new high school building:  Nancy Heller and colleagues –

   20 mins

Presentation on results of the ADA self-evaluation:  Caitlin Starr – 20 min

Review of Sep 19 minutes – 10 mins

Variances – none

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 at Nov Special Town Meeting – Subcommittee – 5 minutes

                For hearing loss


                                BIG closed captioning

For vision loss

                Visual presentations

Update from ADA Coordinator – 10 mins



New business

   Membership – 5 mins.

   Articles of interest at Nov Special Town Meeting

                Accessory Dwelling Units – 5 mins.

                Revision of ODICR complaint process

   Possible CDBG project with Parks and Rec

   Report on Sep 27 Disability Summit – 5 mins.


Mary Mahon McCauley, former Mass Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) vocational rehabilitation

   Counselor and Boston Area MRC office director, appointed Director of Mass Office on Disability    

   (MOD; office is at One Ashburton

Architectural Access Board (AAB) executive director position remains open; Office moved to 1000  

   Wash. St. from One Ashburton

Date for next meeting – Thursday November 14 (in 3 weeks)

> 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 Thursday November 14th, 2019

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