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
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.
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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