Commission on Disability Access


The Commission on Disability Access operates under Chapter 123 of the City Code, and this part of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8J.

MEETING SCHEDULE
The commission meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas and the Zoom meeting link.

COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS
Five seats + two alternates / Three-year terms
NAME TERM ENDS
Doug Mayo, chair December 2024
Lynne Kelley, alternate December 2025
Virginia Desorgher December 2025
Philip Rowland December 2026
Anthony Stanford December 2026
Vacant  
Vacant  
Staff contact: Anna Oltman / 413-772-1548, ext. 5 324 Main St., second floor, Greenfield, MA 01301

ADA SELF-EVAULATION AND TRANSITION PLAN

The City of Greenfield ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan can be found here.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Greenfield will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

EMPLOYMENT

The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

The City will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

MODIFICATIONS TO POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of City, should contact the ADA Coordinator, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The City will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

The ADA does not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.
Commission on Disability Access Meetings

12/14/23 Agenda                              
11/16/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/12/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
09/14/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
08/17/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
07/13/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
06/08/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
05/11/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
04/13/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/09/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
02/16/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
01/12/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
12/08/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
11/10/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
09/08/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
08/18/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
07/14/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
06/09/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
05/12/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
04/14/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/10/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
02/10/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
01/13/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
11/10/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/14/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/01/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
09/09/21 Agenda             Minutes                  
08/12/21 Agenda             Minutes