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U.S. Attorney’s Office Enters into Agreement with Town of Wales to Ensure Physical Accessibility of Town Hall and Senior Center

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – Acting United States Attorney William Weinreb announced today that his office has entered into a settlement agreement with the Town of Wales to ensure the accessibility of Town Hall and the Senior Center under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“Ensuring that individuals with disabilities have unimpeded ability to access local government services is critical,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Weinreb. “I would like to commend the Town of Wales for its cooperation and eagerness to address the accessibility issues identified during our review and its commitment to ensuring that every resident can access public services.”


The agreement is the result of a compliance review conducted by the Civil Rights Unit in response to a complaint filed with the United States Attorney’s Office. This matter was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Leung of Weinreb’s Civil Rights Unit and Jessica Driscoll of Weinreb’s Civil Division.

Federal law requires state and local government entities to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to facilities. The ADA authorizes the U.S. Department of Justice to undertake periodic reviews of covered establishments. For more information on the ADA, visit their website at

The Civil Rights Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office was established in 2015 with the mission of enhancing federal civil rights enforcement. For more information on the Office’s civil rights efforts, please visit

Updated June 13, 2017

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