The pictures show ramps and a lift added to homes or small apartment buildings. Some were built with professionals, and others were community projects. These ramps show that accessibility is not rocket science, and should not be considered an unachievable barrier, especially during renovations!
by Carol Steinberg for WBUR Cognescenti on November 9, 2018 Massachusetts law does not require all workplaces to be accessible to people with mobility impairments. It’s a problem advocates like me have been trying, unsuccessfully, to address for 18 years. The Massachusetts Architectural Board (AAB) is the state board tasked with ensuring that spaces are… Continue reading For The Disabled, Office Accessibility Is Often A Dealbreaker — But It Doesn’t Have To Be
by Carol Steinberg in The Boston Globe on May 3, 2021 I was quite impressed with the ideas presented in The Longevity Hub about ways for people to age well in their communities (Opinion, April 26). Clearly, 2Life Communities, Carehaus, and the Green House Project are implementing visionary ideas about how we can live full… Continue reading Visionary ideas for senior living are great, but Mass. needs to act on making individual homes adaptable
By Patrick Downes and Carol Steinberg May 29, 2020 for CommonWealth Magazine NEVER IN OUR lifetime have we witnessed a disease that has devastated lives across the globe the way COVID-19 has. No family, no individual has been left untouched. But, we can all agree that the brunt of this pandemic falls more heavily on… Continue reading COVID-19 poses unnecessary risk for people with disabilities
A shelf next to the door, no step entrances, wide doorways and handles instead of a knob are all features that benefit everyone. Being able to roll under the stove and the sink do not affect a kitchen’s usability, and are not expensive. It’s way past time to simply build in the features that mean… Continue reading Accessible Apartment
Visit Instagram! What is it? Why does it matter? How can you help? You can help support the disability community today. What is Adaptable Housing MA? It is not required that all renovated Massachusetts buildings be equipped with bracing for grab bars and wider doorways. Adding these safety features during renovation makes residences accessible with… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About The Adaptable Housing MA Act
Visit Instagram! This is not a matter of competence. It’s a matter of access. MA code does not require workspace accessibility. The state doesn’t meet basic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Inaccessible work spaces bar people with disabilities from their civil right to employment. Massachusetts, you can help! Contact your legislator and ask them… Continue reading 70% of people with ambulatory disabilities in MA are unemployed
October 23, 2021 Article in Commonwealth Magazine by Carol Steinberg It’s time for lawmakers to address barriers that keep people from jobs October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. NDEAM’s roots go back to 1945. It is held each October to “commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and… Continue reading Mass. lags badly in workplace accessibility for disability community
May 3, 2021 Letter to the Boston Globe by Carol Steinberg I was quite impressed with the ideas presented in The Longevity Hub about ways for people to age well in their communities (Opinion, April 26). Clearly, 2Life Communities, Carehaus, and the Green House Project are implementing visionary ideas about how we can live full… Continue reading Visionary ideas for senior living are great, but Mass. needs to act on making individual homes adaptable
November 27, 2020 by Carol Steinberg for the Boston Globe Magazine. I’m sure I didn’t take note when George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law 30 years ago. At the time, I was building my career as a lawyer, raising two daughters, and did not have a disability. Five years later,… Continue reading The Americans with Disabilities Act is 30. Why do we still have so much work to do to improve access?