ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

The Town of Hingham has competed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation & 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. With the Self-Evaluation completed, Town developed a Transition Plan that prioritizes identified barriers and corrective actions. 

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


Note on Report Documents

Please see two versions of many of the posted files.  In addition to the PDF files, the Microsoft Word and Excel files are provided for people who need accessible versions of the reports.

Self Evaluation

Draft Documents - Transition Plan

Sidewalk Analysis

The Town requested an ADA assessment of select sidewalks and walkways as an add-on to this project, using Town funds.  The survey of the sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and curb ramps was performed through use of a geographic Information system (GIS). The survey included approximately 2.7 miles of sidewalk.  Two areas were surveyed:

  • Area by Hingham Town Hall, includes Central Street between Main Street and Garrison Road, Garrison Road between Central and Main Streets, Main Street between Garrison Road and Central Street, Leavitt Street between Main and East Streets and East Street between Leavitt Street and the crosswalk in front of the Hingham Public Library. 

  • Area by downtown Hingham; includes North Street between Central Street and Route 3A, South Street between the CVS pharmacy crosswalk and North Street, Central Street between North and South Streets, Main Street between North and Elm Streets, Station Street between North and Water Streets, Water Street between Route 3A and the train tracks, and Mill Street between North and Water Streets. 

Sidewalk assessment results are available in two formats:

  • An online map portraying accessibility issues on evaluated sidewalks.  Look for the “View Map” button, to the right.
  • An online GIS dashboard that identifies accessibility issues by category.  Look for the “View Dashboard” button to the right.