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News Massachusetts Office on Disability FY22 Annual Report

How we promoted accessibility last year
9/26/2022
  • Massachusetts Office on Disability
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Dear MOD Stakeholders:

MOD continued to grow its presence and impact in FY22, connecting with Massachusetts residents, municipalities, and our fellow state agencies to build a more inclusive and accessible Commonwealth. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continued to shine a brighter spotlight on the importance of digital access. Digital spaces for socializing and working became a universal need, in turn benefitting the disability community.

In response, MOD continued to make progress with the AT/IT Working Group in partnership with several other agencies and secretariats to improve understanding and communication about IT accessibility. We also formalized our accessible technology consulting service for the Executive Branch, published an updated Disability Handbook for the Executive Branch, and trained all ADA Coordinators and General Counsels across the Secretariat on issues related to disability and access.

By the numbers:

  • We answered 4,359 of your questions about accessibility and disability laws
  • We trained and presented to 145 municipalities, nonprofits, and other groups
  • We collaborated with 254 (cumulative, monthly) partners
  • We published 15 new resources to inform you of your rights and our services

Our FY22 Annual Report outlines those successes and many more. We are proud to serve the people of Massachusetts and work alongside community members to improve inclusion and access for all. We wish you the best in the year to come.

Mary Mahon McCauley

Executive Director

Massachusetts Office on Disability

Massachusetts Office on Disability 

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) works to ensure that people with disabilities can equally participate in all aspects of life in Massachusetts. MOD serves as a resource to state agencies, municipalities, and members of the general public by providing information, guidance and training on matters concerning disability-related civil rights, equal access, and opportunity.

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