Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security HearingWednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11 am (Virtual Hearing). We are looking for individuals and organizations to: Testify in support of the bills at the virtual hearing on 1/11/22 at 11am. Sign up to testify at the hearing Email written testimony supporting the bills to JCPSHS@malegislature.gov BILL… Continue reading Testimony Needed
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?
By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist,Updated August 5, 2020 in the Boston Globe. ‘We don’t have allies. It’s just people in wheelchairs,’ said Carol Steinberg. When the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act turned 30 last month, Carol Steinberg was doing what she always does: pushing hard for more accessibility for people with disabilities. As Beacon Hill… Continue reading Wanted: allies in the fight for disability rights
November 9, 2018 by Carol Steinberg at WBUR. 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 accessible. A… Continue reading For The Disabled, Office Accessibility Is Often A Dealbreaker — But It Doesn’t Have To Be