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
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.