Litigation

Occasionally, Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) will engage in litigation to protect the rights of Oregonians under applicable federal and state laws. Our work is driven by our case acceptance criteria, and litigation is undertaken when we believe it will cause substantial, systemic changes that will improve access and services for many people.

Read our latest news about our litigation efforts:

Safe Street Crossings: Martha's story

Safe Street Crossings: Martha’s story

Springfield resident Martha Mae Bryson has been a political activist for decades. Previously, she formed the Long Beach Homeless Union and the Texas Welfare Rights Association, and has been a presenter at conferences on hunger issues and the effects of homelessness on children.  Most recently, she has worked to get medically fragile homeless people housed… Continue Reading Safe Street Crossings: Martha’s story

FAQs: Making Street Crossings Safer

Curb Ramps How many locations throughout the state have curb ramps that don’t comply with the ADA? To get an up-to-date number of substandard curb ramps, ODOT is undertaking a statewide survey that will be completed by December 31, 2017. Each location may have more than one curb ramp. According to a 2008 survey, approximately… Continue Reading FAQs: Making Street Crossings Safer

Picture of a man using a wheelchair approaching a curb that has a deep bump in the pavement

Oregonians with disabilities file lawsuit for safety in the streets and equal access to the sidewalks

Eight Oregonians with disabilities filed suit today in federal court, demanding that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) take swift action to fix curb ramps around the state. Currently, people using wheelchairs are forced to navigate their chairs in traffic on busy highways because of lack of adequate curb ramps. Continue Reading Oregonians with disabilities file lawsuit for safety in the streets and equal access to the sidewalks