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 –
Presentation on results of the ADA self-evaluation: Caitlin Starr – 20 min
Review of Sep 19 minutes – 10 mins
Variances – none
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
Update from ADA Coordinator – 10 mins
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