Make Your Life Accessible

Independent Living

  • Homemaker Services - Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission provides homemaker services to eligible disabled adults who are functionally limited in meeting their own nutritional and environmental needs. Homemaking Services are defined as direct assistance with, meal preparation, grocery shopping, medication pickup, laundry and light housekeeping. To be eligible for these services, individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 59, must not be legally blind, and must live alone or with another adult with a disabling condition. See or call 617-2004-3853.
  • Finding a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) or becoming Phone is 888-627-7722.
  • Snow Shoveling - "The students at Marblehead Veterans Middle School as part of their community service goals would be glad to shovel snow for any disabled or elderly person in Marblehead. Over fifty students have signed up to do this. A person need only call the MVMS main number and they will match a student with the adult needing help."

Home Modification

Special Equipment

  • Assistive Technology, Inc. -
  • CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. See Projects include the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials,
  • Easter Seals of Massachusetts -
  • Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership, American Foundation for the Blind.Advocates for individuals in accessing funding for assistive technology;monitors implementation of state and federal laws related to provision of assistive technology; provides training and technical assistance in the use of assistive technology; provides statewide information and referral on assistive technology products and services;and provides referrals for legal advocacy on assistive technology.
  • The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program -
  • Portable Vehicle Hand Controls from Wheel Ability
  • Assistive Technology Exchange in New England and New York lists assistive technology devices for sale or free.


  • Adaptive Driving Program -evaluation and driver training for those with disabilities or special needs.

Computer Accessibility



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