Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Cambridge Commission for 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.

Closed captioning is provided for City Council and Committee meetings. To turn closed captioning on or off:

  1. Click the City’s live streaming link to watch the public meeting:
  2. On the video screen that appears, click the “CC” button in the bottom right of the screen. Select “Off” or “On.”

If you are watching the public meeting from your home, you can also turn on closed captioning through your television.

Public comment for City Council meetings can be provided remotely through Zoom or in person. You need to sign up in order to provide public comment. If you plan to provide public comment without appearing in person, you will need to login to the Zoom meeting. At this time, closed captioning is not provided in the Zoom video; it is only available on the meeting’s live video feed.

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