Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities

COVID-19 Resources for Persons with Disabilities.

Read letter from CCPD staff regarding COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities.

The Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities works to reduce and eliminate the barriers that people with disabilities experience in our community.

CCPD staff answers questions, provides information & referrals, and gives technical assistance to individuals and families, public agencies, and private organizations. We promote equal opportunity and strive to eliminate discrimination against individuals with all types of disabilities. Click here to view the City of Cambridge Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy.

The Commission runs the City's temporary disability parking permit program, co-administers the Cambridge taxi discount program, publishes a newsletter (check out the current issue!), provides disability awareness training to City departments and private entities, and runs Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series with the City of Boston Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

CCPD also offers an exemption from the City's 6:00 p.m. regulation for placing trash and recycling on the curb for households where all the residents over age twelve have disabilities that prevent them from placing trash barrels and recycling bins at the curbside. This exemption allows for the trash and recycling bins to be placed at the curbside by someone else before 6:00 p.m. on the day before regular curbside collection.

Live Captioning of Cambridge City Council Meetings Provided through CART

Beginning April 27, 2020, live captioning of Cambridge City Council meetings will be available through CART (communication access realtime translation) in order to provide communication access for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. To access the CART livestream, click here.

For additional instructions, visit Note: text will not appear in the CART window until the City Council meeting begins. For questions or concerns related to CART, contact Kate Thurman at

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