Below is information related to the accessibility of BARCC's offices and services.
For urgent building access issues (e.g., snow on sidewalk, ice on ramp), please call our office at 617-492-8306 and ask for someone in Operations. If you are receiving services at BARCC and need more detailed accessibility information, please call and ask for Alma, BARCC’s bilingual client services coordinator.
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Office building access
Our Boston office is fully accessible.
Our Cambridge office has limited accessibility for people with a wheeled mobility device. It has a ramp and small elevator that fits most mobility devices and strollers. There is no automatic door opener. Let us know if you need help with the door and we can arrange for someone to meet you.
This diagram at right shows the dimensions of the Cambridge office elevator. Door: 31.5 inches; inside: 56.25 by 42.5 inches. The green box represents the button panel; the button for the second floor (where BARCC is located) is 53 inches up from the floor.
Accessible public transportation to the Boston office: Take the Green Line T to Kenmore Station. From there, take Bus 57. Get off at Commonwealth Ave. and Babcock Street stop.
Accessible public transportation to the Cambridge office: The Central Square T stop and bus lines are all accessible.
We provide reasonable accommodations to people who work, volunteer, or receive services at BARCC. You can discuss with staff what you would need to be able to fully use our services or be part of BARCC. Accommodations may include materials in different formats like Braille/audio/large print, ASL interpreting, and attention to allergies/chemical sensitivity. Some accommodations, such as ASL interpreting, may take some time to obtain; please contact us in advance to discuss and request.
We welcome service animals.
Telephone access for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people
People with hearing disabilities can use the Mass Relay service to reach us: Dial 711 in Massachusetts or 800-439-0183 from anywhere. TTY users should dial 800-439-2370. Ask to be connected to our office number (617-492-8306) or the hotline (800-841-8371).