Disabilities Access and Integration

 

Many of Newton’s public buildings remain out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, originally passed in 1990, nearly three decades ago. Newton's playgrounds also require ADA-compliant upgrades, which can be expensive (as all playground upgrades today are), and we need to commit to funding them without passing the buck. ADA compliance is the absolute bare minimum of disability access, and we should be ashamed that we have still not built a community everyone can fully access after all this time.

As your next Councilor, I will…

  • Advocate for full, equal access and inclusion for people with disabilities in our public spaces.

  • Help residents navigate city services for themselves or family members with disabilities.