Town of North Reading, MA

The North Reading Middle School entrance path on a sunny day. Plants and stones populate the sides.

North Reading, a town in Middlesex County and a northern outlying suburb of Boston, Massachusetts commissioned Direct Access to undertake the ADA Transition Plan for the town.

The ADA Transition Plan program includes the evaluation of all municipal programs and policies in addition to town communications (website to WCAG standards, the suitability of content and language used within) and employment policies (ADA Title I).

Reviews of communications with the general public involved assessments of the accessibility of the town’s online platforms, analysing how inclusive and effective the content and choice of language used online is to people with various types of disability.


The facilities that are assessed involved in the ADA Transition Plan are North Reading High School/Middle School, L.D. Batchelder Elementary School, J. Turner Hood Elementary School, E. Ethel Little Elementary School, and Hillview Golf Course.

Direct Access also undertook a full Public Right of Way (PROW) assessment of 80 miles of sidewalks.

Site images sourced from; John PhelanCC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons, and Geof SimmonsCC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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