Disability Access Commission

  • 9:30am
  • First Thursday of the month
  • Town Hall
    71 Mt. Vernon St.
    Winchester, MA 01890
Commission Members
  • Michael A. O'Brien, Chair
    Term expires 2017
  • Sahar A. Awerbuch             
    Term expires 2016
  • Christopher Durham
     Term expires 2015
  • Agnieska Jankowska-Durham      Term expires 2016

  • Susan McGonagle
    Term expires 2015
  • Eileen Rustin
    Term expires 2014
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
About the Commission
The Disability Access Commission's mission is to protect the rights and facilitate the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life within Winchester. Please contact the Chair, Michael O'Brien to confirm the meeting date and time at 781-729-3003. The public is strongly encouraged to attend.

Ref: Town Meeting, April 22, 1996, Art. 19

Current Goals
  • Develop access to public transportation within Winchester for individuals with disabilities
  • Develop accessible housing options within Winchester
  • Educate individuals with disabilities about resources and legal rights
  • Educate the community about the vast range of disabilities, "universal design" and "visitability" concepts, and legal requirements
  • Ensure appropriate medical and disaster planning supports
  • Ensure town compliance of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and promote voluntary private compliance
  • Promote the employment of individuals with disabilities
911 Disability Indicator
The filing of the 911 Disability Indicator Form (PDF) with your 911 municipal coordinator will alert public safety officials that an individual residing at your address communicates over the phone by a TTY and/or has a disability that may hinder evacuation or transport. This information is confidential and will only appear at the dispatcher's location when a 911 call originates from the designated address.

Please return the form to Lt. Peter MacDonnell, 911 Municipal Coordinator at the Winchester Police Department or call 781-729-1214 for more information.