Recent Projects:

  • We review all new municipal buildings, schools, playgrounds, parks, and conservation lands for Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance. Current reviews include West Elementary/Shawsheen Preschool and Andover High School.
  • ADA Self Evaluation and ADA Transition Plan assistance.
  • Program Access:  we advise and assist in ensuring that all of the Town programs, services, and activities, when viewed in their entirety, are accessible to people with disabilities. 
  • Master Plans advocacy: advice and assistance focused on people with disabilities. Example:
  • Andover Day Booth – Annually in September. Stop by and get your freebies and talk to us.
  • Worked with the town to bring Assistive Listening technology (Listen Everywhere) to Town Meeting and other municipal sites. Offerings include amplified speech and closed captioning.
  • We hosted the Mass Office on Disability (MOD) Advanced ADA training.
  • We hosted the MOD Regional Meeting for other Commission on Disability’s in the Merrimack Valley.

 Projects In Process:

 Future Projects:

  • Dale Street Park & Picnic Area – ADA-compliant for people with disabilities.                                                                                                                
  • Dale Street ADA-compliant Pedestrian Bridge over the Shawsheen River                                                                                                             
  • Pomp’s Pond ADA Accessible Kayaking.
  • Merrimack College Collaboration: Accessible Service and Community Engaged Learning [learning by doing community service.]
  • Library Collaboration, including the Human Library Project, and My Own Voice Concert (a chorus of children with disabilities for December, 2023 holidays).
  • Council on Aging Collaboration.
  • Historic Mill District, MBTA Zoning, Housing, Transportation advocacy, advice, and assistance focused on people with disabilities.
  • Communications: Newsletter, Andover Day, Outreach Tables, aimed at continuously educating the community in understanding ADA.
  • Mass Office on Disability link continuously improved.
  • Chandler Road Recreational Area in West Andover focused on people with disabilities.
  • Proposed ADA boat launch and trail to the Merrimack River.
  • AVIS properties; Deer Jump — All Persons Trail. 
  • AVIS properties; Goldsmith Reservation — All Persons Trail.