Commission on Disabilities


Charlie Card Event - October 19, 2022

Our Mission

The mission of the Commission on Disabilities is to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

About Us

The commission is an advisory group of Billerica residents deeply concerned about disability issues.

Servicing the Community

Some of the ways the commission has served the community include:
  • Developed administrative building blocks such as the annual budget and annual report
  • Identified access problems in existing public facilities and worked with the town to correct them
  • Established liaisons with town services such as the library
  • Initiated a partnership with the Billerica Public Library, town departments, and town officials to make Billerica a better and safer place for all
  • Helped with sidewalk improvements
  • Continued to educate the public about handicap parking
  • Donated equipment needed for the library's outreach program, as well as their in-house needs
  • Provided equipment such as lightweight wheel chairs, walkers, and a Beach wheel chair, that have been and can be used on a temporary basis

Handicap Access Improvements

Individuals who have benefited by handicap access improvements include:
  • People using mobility devices such as scooters, walkers, and canes
  • Senior citizens
  • New parents (carriages)
  • Children (lower phones, water fountains)
  • People with temporary physical disabilities
  • Delivery personnel (vendors, movers)


Some of the strengths of the commission include:
  • Many years of relevant experience, personal or professional, in dealing with disabilities
  • Diverse representation from public and private sectors, the student, working, and retired public we serve
  • Access to resources via multiple networks to help solve disability issues

Commission Goals

The goals of the Commission on Disabilities are to:
  • Enhance mobility, employment, and educational opportunities for disabled people
  • Monitor Billerica’s compliance with laws, including, but not limited, to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Help disabled people lead productive lives and become productive citizens
  • Provide disability information and advocacy
  • Conduct / review ADA surveys and seminars
  • Sponsor awareness programs for children, senior citizens, business owners, professionals, and the general public

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are welcome and needed to carry out the goals of the commission. Please call 978-215-2000 for more information.

Helpful & Important Phone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Roadrunner: 978-459-0152
  • Billerica Public Library: 978-671-0949
  • Senior Center: 978-671-0916