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Barnstable County ADA Policies | Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Disability | Disability Resources | News

Aging and Disability is one of the four major health and human service focus areas of Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services.  As stated in the Barnstable County Human Service Plan, the Department’s goal is to support regional aging and disability efforts that improve coordination of services and address unmet needs.

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Barnstable County Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Policies

Barnstable County ADA Grievance Procedure

Barnstable County ADA Policy

Barnstable County ADA Public Notice

Barnstable County Reasonable Accommodations Policy

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Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Disability

ADA Title II -Covering State and Local Government Programs and Services
Technical assistance manual addresses the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which applies to the operations of State and local governments.

ADA Title III -Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities
Technical assistance manual addresses the requirements of title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which applies to public accommodations, commercial facilities, and private entities offering certain examinations and courses.

Effective Communication Guidance, U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section

Fair Housing Accessibility Guideline
Guidelines adopted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide builders and developers with technical guidance on how to comply with the specific accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – Nondiscrimination Under Federal Grants and Programs
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability.

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Disability Resources

711 User Guide
24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, or speech disabled.

Accessibility Images

Accessible Print Materials Booklet
Guidelines for accessible printed health communications containing MDPH policies, recommended standards and suggested websites for accessible design and print information.

ADA Best Practices Tool Kit
The ADA Best Practices Tool Kit is designed to teach state and local government officials how to identify and fix problems that prevent people with disabilities from gaining equal access to state and local government programs, services, and activities.  It will also teach state and local officials how to conduct accessibility surveys of their buildings and facilities to identify and remove architectural barriers to access.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act Standards
Standards which govern the construction and alteration of places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities.

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
Provides background and links to statistics and research on disability.

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA)
Paratransit resources and Dial-A-Ride information

College Planning Resources for Students with Disabilities
Provides several in-depth guides for students with disabilities navigating college preparation

How to File an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

Local Braille Translations & SVS for Individuals with Sight Loss

Local Resources for Accessibility in Public Meetings

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Communication access resources for organizations requesting help with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office Health and Disability Program

MassRelayEDP – MassRelay is a 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, or speech disabled.

Planning Accessible Events Booklet

Request an Interpreter Service
To request interpreter/cart services

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News

 

Good Grief Cape Cod, Support Group for Grieving Families

Good Grief Cape Cod is a local organization dedicated to working with children and families who have suffered a death-related loss, supporting them through this grief. Addressing grief and trauma early on can support healthier coping mechanisms which can lead to less...

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September Edition of RSAC Newsletter

In this Barnstable County Department of Human Services RSAC monthly newsletter, you’ll find several important community announcements, events and trainings, resources and more. View newsletter HERE.

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#DYK Town of Yarmouth and Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee are hosting a Substance Use Speaker Series in September? Details here: loom.ly/byvrDLw #RecoveryMonth #BarnstableCounty #WorkingForYou #capecod ... See MoreSee Less
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In this month's Regional Substance Use Council newsletter you'll find many resources as well as events supporting #recovery #substanceuse #suicide #mindfulness More here: loom.ly/dNJTWJQ#BarnstableCounty #WorkingForYou #capecod ... See MoreSee Less
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#BarnstableCounty welcomes Kate Lena, Substance Use Prevention Program Manager at the Dept. of Human Services. Read more at loom.ly/VjiJHrY ... See MoreSee Less
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📰 ICYMI #BarnstableCounty Department of Human Services bi-weekly newsletter filled with important community announcements, events, and training. Go to> conta.cc/3AbL8ol #workingforyou #capecod ... See MoreSee Less
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#nowisthetime Review your Medicare coverage! By September 30th, each Medicare beneficiary should have received an Annual Notice of Coverage which included important information regarding Medicare costs & benefits. Click link for INFO.loom.ly/NlFGQ0A #barnstablecounty #workingforyou #capecod #medicare #healthinsurance #shineprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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Compilation of County, State and Federal Aging and Disability Resources.

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