Somerville Launching Accessibility and ADA Focus Group Sessions
Sessions will be held throughout June to give community members the opportunity to share their experiences with accessibility in Somerville and help create priorities for the City’s ADA Transition Plan.
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Department of Racial and Social Justice invite Somerville community members to join an upcoming ADA Community Survey Focus Group session to make their voices heard as the City updates its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.
“The community’s feedback is vital to moving forward with accessibility improvements within Somerville,” said ADA Coordinator Adrienne Pomeroy. “I look forward to hearing from Somerville community members in these sessions and working to carry their feedback and priorities into our Transition Plan updates.”
Online registration is now open for the first two virtual sessions:
- Thursday, June 1, 6- 7 p.m.
- Register: bit.ly/rsj_adafg1
- Thursday, June 8, 6-7 pm.
- Register: bit.ly/rsj_adafg2
Registration can also be completed by calling 311(617-666-3311). Registration links for later sessions will be shared on the RSJ website, the city calendar, and via City and RSJ social media feeds. Please contact the RSJ Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with any questions.
Mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Somerville’s ADA Transition Plan is a living document that has helped govern the City’s ADA compliance and disability access since 2015. Feedback from the ADA focus group sessions and the ADA Community Survey will assist in updating the Transition Plan and responding to urgent community needs.
The ADA Division invites community members to reach out to ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at email@example.com for more information or if they would like help scheduling a focus group with their neighbors, friends, or other community members who might be interested in participating in a closed session.
Individuals 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 or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interpretation into Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, Nepali, Mandarin, Cantonese, or other languages may be available upon advance request by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at email@example.com or calling 311 at 617-666-3311
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