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  • blue "MOD" lettering with the "O"'s interior colored in yellow at the top, green on the sides.  Below the initials it reads in white lettering on blue background "Massachusetts Office on Disability".

    MOD's New Logo

    MOD's Newly Designed Logo.

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  • grey background with white lettering with the words "Contact Us Online" and a picture of a tabulated form to be filled out

    Contact Us Online

    Try our new way to contact us... An easy on-line form!

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  • Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MOD Director David D'Arcangelo posing for a picture at the ADA 25 Celebration in Boston.

    ADA 25 Celebration

    Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MOD Director D’Arcangelo at ADA25 Celebration in Boston Common

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  • About 150 people gathered on the Boston Common to listen to the speakers for the ADA 25 Celebration

    ADA 25 Celebration

    The crowd gathered to hear the speakers at the ADA 25 Celebration.

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  • David D'Arcangelo Emceeing the Disability Summit to over 300 people.  This is a large function hall.

    2015 Disability Summit

    2015 Disability Summit

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  • A yellow piece of paper with President Georg Bush Sr.'s Letterhead addressed to David D'Arcangelo welcoming people to the ADA Summit

    Letter From President George Bush to Summit Attendees

    Letter From President George Bush to Summit Attendees

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  • MOD Director David D’Arcangelo and Assistant Director for Administration and Finance Michael Dumont accepting the award at the Hall of Flags in the State House

    FY 2014 - Supplier Diveristy Award

    MOD Receives Supplier Diversity Award! 

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  • This backpack, full of emergency supplies, is given to persons with disabilities attending our Personal Emergency Prepardness Program

    Personal Emergency Preparedness Program

    Backpack and supplies given to persons with disabilities attending our Personal Emergency Preparedness Program.

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The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) was created in 1981 under M.G.L. Chapter 6 Section 185.  The primary mission of MOD is to ensure the full and equal participation of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life by working to advance legal rights, maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility in a manner that fosters dignity and self determination. It is the state advocacy agency that serves people with disabilities of all ages.

2016 Massachusetts Disability Summit

2016 Disability Summit Employment Logo with Blue, White and Green Lettering in a square box



MOD is hosting a Massachusetts Disability Summit: The Topic is Employment. For more information, updates, and registration information for this event, please follow the link: Disability Summit Information  This event is free and open to the public.

How Can the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) Help Me?

MOD focuses on the following four areas that can assist customers with all different types of issues.

Government Compliance

Government Services Program
MOD frequently assists communities, businesses and advocates; either through plan review or on-site visits, to ensure compliance with the various building requirements specific to persons with disabilities.  If you are interested in this free service, please reach out to Jeffrey L. Dougan at (800) 322-2020 or email Jeffrey at

  • MOD Role as AAB Board Member
  • Technical Assistance on Compliance with the various codes
    • Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
    • Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Standards
    • Fair Housing
    • Public Rights of Way Guidelines
  • Architectural Review/Site Visits

State and Federal Accessibility Codes


Section 504 of the Rehab Act

Mass General Laws chapter 151b

Executive Orders 351 txt format of EO 351-1993, MA Reg. #707
, 352 txt format of EO 352-1993, MA Reg. #707
, and 526 pdf format of Executive Order 526 (Mass. Register # 1177)

FHA, Fair Housing