About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) makes sure that there is no discrimination or harassment based on disability in the City. We ensure that businesses and residents follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and all other state and federal disability laws.

  • Our Mission

  • What We Do

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act Public Notice

DEI works with all City departments to ensure that everyone can access our programs, services, and buildings. Overall, our job is to empower the City’s most valuable asset – the people.

We advocate self-determination, respect, and dignity for people with disabilities. We make sure that everyone feels they can take part, and that they have the right to choose for themselves. That, in turn, ensures that everyone has the chance to successfully live, work, play, and raise a family in the City of Somerville.

We ensure that City residents and employees are protected by federal, state, and local disability laws. We do this by:

  • Working with the Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) to promote a community that’s inclusive and accessible for everyone. We hold regular events to increase awareness of our plans and goals throughout the City. These events celebrate equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
  • Acting as a resource for City employees, residents, and businesses. We offer ADA awareness training for local schools and businesses. This helps people understand the values of an inclusive and accessible City.
  • Working with residents so they can help us find and fix accessibility issues in the City.
  • Making sure people with disabilities are being heard and represented within the community, and that their needs are included in all major decisions.
  • Conducting surveys and meeting with department heads to ensure ADA compliance throughout Somerville.

Contact the ADA Coordinator if you need any of the following:

  • Aides or services to help with communication
  • Written materials in a different format, such as audiotape
  • Changes to policies and procedures in order to access City programs or activities, or
  • Any other accessibility concerns.

Nency Salamoun
Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
165 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
nsalamoun@somervillema.gov
Phone: (617) 625-6600 x2250
TTY: (866) 808-4851
 

Americans with Disabilities Act Public Notice (View as PDF)

The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services or activities. The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Questions, complaints or requests for additional information may be sent to:

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Nency Salamoun
Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
165 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
nsalamoun@somervillema.gov
Phone: (617) 625-6600 x2250
TTY: (866) 808-4851

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville, are invited to make their needs known to the ADA Coordinator.

This notice is available in alternative formats, including audiotape, computer disk, and Braille, from the ADA Coordinator.

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