Brookline's ADA Coordinator Services

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

ADA Coordinator Designation Form (PDF) 

The ADA Coordinator Designation form is 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 Sarah E. Kaplan, ADA /Section 504 Coordinator at [email protected] or (617) 730-2329. 

ADA Grievance Procedure (PDF)

The Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by any person who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by and within the Town of Brookline.

Assistive Listening Device Notice (PDF)

Assistive Listening Devices are now available for resident use at Town of Brookline meetings and events. Assistive Listening Devices are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear that are frequently used by individual with hearing impairments. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. They improve what is known as the “speech to noise ratio.”

The Town of Brookline has (2) FM Assistive Listening Device Transmitter and (4) receivers that are available for public use for any Town of Brookline public meeting or event. The Assistive Listening Device Kit is located at the Public Safety Building at 350 Washington St. Users may pick up devices themselves or alert the Town employee or chairperson of the meeting or public that they require a device for accessibility.

Effective Communication and Reasonable Accommodations (PDF)

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

This notice is available in alternative formats upon request from the ADA Coordinator.

Ramp Loan Program

The Commission on Disability has made it possible for residents to temporarily borrow ramps for use in their homes upon request. There is one three (3) foot ramp and one six (6) foot ramp. Please contact the ADA Coordinator for more information at [email protected] or (617) 730-2329.