ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

The Town of Braintree is completing an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. Under Title II of the ADA, the Town is required to complete a self - evaluation of the town’s public facilities, programs, services, activities and events to determine compliance with the ADA and identify any barriers to accessibility. Once the Self- Evaluation is complete, the town will develop a Transition Plan to prioritize the identified barriers and how they will be corrected. 

The town launched this project with the planning grant funding provided by the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD). Once the town was awarded the grant the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) was hired to assist with the self-evaluation process. 

Once the plan is finalized and adopted, the town will become eligible for project grant funding through MOD for upwards of $250,000 to implement accessibility improvements. 

We Need Your Feedback - Public Comment Period April 25-June 9 

  • Seeking public comment on the draft self – evaluation documents 

Please review the draft self-evaluation and project documents below during the public comment period April 25-June 9. We invite you to submit questions or comments using the provided ADA Self-Evaluation Feedback Form. Documents and feedback forms are also available at Town Hall, Library, Elder Affairs, and the School Administration Building located at 348 Pond Street. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Ziniti by email at or by phone at 781-794-8327. This matter is scheduled for the Commission on Disability meeting on Monday, May 1st at 6:30pm via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend.

Next Steps

  •  Conduct a public hearing 

Once the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) team has reviewed the public feedback, they will update the draft Self- Evaluation documents and the town will schedule a public hearing. The date for this meeting has yet to be determined but we expect it to be in the fall of 2023.

  • Present the final Self -Evaluation and transition Plan to Town Council 

At a future town council meeting, which has not been determined yet, the Town Council will accept a presentation on the project and adopt the Self – Evaluation and Transition Plan as a rolling fluid document that addresses accessibility concerns in the town. This will allow us to apply for the implementation grant funding.

Street and Sidewalk Analysis 

The Town is currently completing a Town -wide sidewalk infrastructure condition assessment. The assessment will provide Town staff with data related to sidewalk conditions, material and location information for all sidewalk segments within the Town. This information will be used for the prioritization of repair and replacement of existing sidewalk infrastructure. In addition to the existing sidewalk network, a sidewalk gap analysis will also be completed to identify critical connection points along the network. The results of the sidewalk assessment, in conjunction with a previously completed curb ramp assessment and traffic signal assessment, will allow for the creation of the Town’s section 504 plan for Town maintained right – of – way assets. 

Currently we expect the sidewalk inventory and subsequent reporting to be completed sometime this fall.