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  • Accessible beaches

    Afraid that beach activities are not an option for your wheelchair-bound family member? Swimming, sand, and sunbathing beach wheelchairs made of PVC pipe are available at many Massachusetts recreation areas. They feature an umbrella, fishing rod holder, a movable arm for transfer, and large balloon tires for travel across sand to the water.
  • Accessible pools

    Now the handicapped and disabled can work out and swim like everyone else. Outdoor swimming pool lifts are available at all of the state parks and Department of Conservation and Recreation's 20 swimming pools.
  • Accessible trails

    If you're disabled or just having a tough time getting around on foot, you can still enjoy hiking in Massachusetts state parks. Here is a list of short, Accessible Trails that are either paved or made from stonedust.
  • Barrier free fishing

    Just because you're disabled or a wheelchair user doesn't mean that you can't enjoy fishing. Check here for a list of facilities the Office of Boating and Fishing Access has built to provide accessible fishing for the mobility impaired.
  • Disabled parking

    Anyone who is legally blind or whose medical professional provides a clinical diagnosis and certifies that the person cannot walk 200 feet without rest or use of an ambulatory aide is eligible for disabled parking. Find out how to apply for disabled parking, how long the process takes, how long it's valid for, where you can use it and more.
  • Massachusetts library accessibility

    Whether you need screen reader or speech recognition software, libraries throughout Massachusetts have a number of resources that make library services and collections accessible to people with disabilities.
  • MBTA accessibility

    Today, the MBTA is more accessible than ever. Discover what the Department of System-Wide Accessibility has in place to help seniors, the disabled, or folks with limited mobility get around Massachusetts.
  • State parks: universal access program

    The Division of State Parks and Recreation's Universal Access Program provides outdoor recreation opportunities at state parks and forests throughout Massachusetts for visitors of all abilities.
  • Traveling with disabilities

    From wheelchair-accessible guest rooms to sightseeing tours equipped for wheelchair access to museum personnel trained as sighted guides, accessibility to activities and events is a priority for disabled residents and visitors to Massachusetts.