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Legislative Session Testimony

During the legislative session, we fight hard for bills that will improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. Many of these bills are in our legislative priorities. But we also track many more. Below is some of the testimony that we’ve submitted during the 2019 session. Guardianship SB 376: Senate testimony, House testimony SB 683… Continue Reading Legislative Session Testimony

SB 492: Protecting the rights of parents who experience disability

Executive Director Bob Joondeph testified before the Senate Committee on Human Services on SB 492. SB 492 is intended to bring clarity to our laws governing the termination of parental rights so that they are fair to parents who experience disabilities and their children. People may assume that parents with disabilities do not have the… Continue Reading SB 492: Protecting the rights of parents who experience disability

A young girl leaning on a desk talking with Governor Kate Brown as people stand behind them smiling.

A 2018 legislative win for children who experience hearing loss will now impact adults too.

2018 Legislative Victory Has Ripple Effect The 2018 legislative session delivered a big win for children who experience hearing loss. Now that victory is having a ripple effect. It was expanded to include adults by the Department of Business and Consumer Services​ under rules required through the Affordable Care Act barring discrimination based on age. Hearing… Continue Reading A 2018 legislative win for children who experience hearing loss will now impact adults too.

ODOT has slightly steeper hill to climb in making curb ramps ADA compliant

Last year, ODOT data showed 97 percent of sidewalk ramps along state highways were in violation of ADA standards. Revised Data This month, ODOT released a revised summary of their curb ramp inventory, which shows the agency has a even steeper hill to climb in bringing curb ramps into compliance: They discovered an extra 1,100… Continue Reading ODOT has slightly steeper hill to climb in making curb ramps ADA compliant