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ODOT should review all projects granted an ADA exception

 HASL Center for Independent Living in Grants Pass created this video. Historical Exceptions to ADA In a letter to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) , we recommend ways in which the agency could improve their process for evaluating and approving requests for historical exceptions to the ADA. ODOT’s existing process does not require… Continue Reading ODOT should review all projects granted an ADA exception

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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

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The struggle for equality

*This post originally appeared on and was written for the website for the organization Nasty Women Get Shit Done.  We’re grateful that you included respecting people with disabilities among the values that you seek to uphold. The fight for disability rights is part of the larger struggle for equality. People with disabilities strive to achieve the… Continue Reading The struggle for equality

FAQs: Making Street Crossings Safer

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