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
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.
DRO is currently litigating Lane v Brown. Read more about previous litigation below.
A federal judge approved a historic agreement between ODOT and people with physical disabilities. It will improve public safety and quality of life for Oregonians who faced barriers to participating fully in community life. Continue Reading Making street crossings safer for all Oregonians
The Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL), the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Disability Rights Oregon recently held four informational forums around the state to inform the public and answer questions about the AOCIL-ODOT class action settlement agreement. Continue Reading AOCIL-ODOT info forum transcript now available
Settlement informational forums will be held all over the state throughout January and early February. Continue Reading AOCIL-ODOT Settlement informational forum dates announced
TASH awarded the Marc Gold Award for Employment to Disability Rights Oregon, Cathy Costanzo, Steve Schwartz, and the eight plaintiffs from the class action lawsuit, Lane v. Brown. Continue Reading DRO and partners receive national award for Lane v. Brown settlement
Oregon Walks, a pedestrian advocacy group, has chosen Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) as a recipient of a 2016 Weston Award as a result of our advocacy for safer streets and accessible sidewalks. Continue Reading DRO wins award for accessible transportation advocacy
The agreement will commit $5 million to immediately begin work on making more than 10,000 curb ramps and pedestrian signals into compliance with current federal law. Continue Reading Disability advocates and ODOT reach agreement on accessible 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
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon approved a settlement agreement between the Justice Department, a class of private plaintiffs and the state of Oregon, which resolved the department’s and the class plaintiffs’ claims against the state under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Continue Reading Lane v. Brown landmark Settlement Agreement announced
A new article in Special Ed Connections covers the impacts the Lane v. Brown Proposed Settlement Agreement will have on education services, including transition services, employment planning, and mock sheltered workshops. Read the story here. Continue Reading Special Ed Connection story on Lane v. Brown