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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

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