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Monday, August 26, 2013

ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan to be Discussed at Meeting 8/28

The City of Somerville's ADA Coordinator and Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities invite all community members to a public meeting to gather feedback and help the City develop its Self-Evaluation report into a living, multiyear Transition Plan to create equal access for all to the city's streets, sidewalks, buildings, parks and programs. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. A second meeting will be scheduled for September.

Residents can also send questions and comments on the report via e-mail or phone. Translators are available upon request for Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian-Creole speakers, and an ASL interpreter will also be available.

The Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan are part of the City's overall efforts to address accessibility throughout Somerville, along with the new Streetscape Plan and the active contributions of the Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The report, detailing an exhaustive six-month evaluation of the City's accessibility, is now available at and by clicking the link "Self-Evaluation Plan" on the right-hand side of the page.

For translation services, requests for reasonable accommodations, and to learn more about the City's comprehensive plans to create equal access for all, please contact ADA Coordinator Betsy Allen at 617-625-6600 ext. 2323 or by email at

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