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ODOT survey: 97 percent of curb ramps across state violate ADA standards

New data collected by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) shows that at least 97 percent of more than 26,000 curb ramps on state roads and highways fail to comply with the ADA. In rural Oregon, entire counties—including Coos, Curry, and Grant Counties—don’t have a single fully-compliant ramp on state roads and highways. The data,… Continue Reading ODOT survey: 97 percent of curb ramps across state violate ADA standards

Cassie Wilson, center, was serenaded by her favorite band Homesafe after her spinal operation at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Portland.

Portland Shriners Hospital patient devises website for concertgoers with disabilities

The Portland Business Journal spotlighted Cassie Wilson’s efforts to publicize the accessibility of concert venues across the country. The article quotes Executive Director Bob Joondeph. Here’s the article: Shriners Hospital patient turns frustration over access at Portland music venues into an innovative website to help all wheelchair-bound fans. Cassie Wilson, center, was serenaded by her… Continue Reading Portland Shriners Hospital patient devises website for concertgoers with disabilities