Massachusetts Office on Disability

Massachusetts Office on DisabilityThe Massachusetts Office on Disability was created under the Massachusetts General Laws in 1981. Its purpose is to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. The agency works to insure legal rights, equal opportunity, full inclusion and accessibility.

To access the Massachusetts Office on Disability website.

Learn what summarizes the functions and activities of the Office.

The Office provides a book on Disability Rights and Laws In Massachusetts (PDF).

The Office's website has a section on emergency preparedness considerations for the disabled.

The Massachusetts Office on Disability acts as a technical advisor to all municipal commissions on disability. Their goal is to help us meet our obligations as provided in our enacting law to:

  • Advise and assist municipal officials in ensuring compliance with federal and state disability laws.
  • Review policies and activities of municipal departments and boards as they affect persons with disabilities.
  • Provide information, referral, advocacy, and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability.
  • Coordinate the activities of other local groups organized to meet the needs of people with disabilities.