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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

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Our decades-long fight to keep people with intellectual & development disabilities out of institutions

When I joined the DRO Board of Directors in 1981, the topic of passionate discussion was the Fairview Training Center. Fairview was the largest institution of its kind in the nation, housing thousands of individuals with disabilities. Data showed high levels of abuse and neglect. Residents were not permitted to leave unless they were first… Continue Reading Our decades-long fight to keep people with intellectual & development disabilities out of institutions