Imagine you received an exciting job offer, but you didn’t have a way to get to your office because there was no accessible transportation. That’s the challenge that Sandy resident Joseph Lowe faced when he needed to commute from his home to his new employer in Salem. Continue Reading Getting to work: Q&A with Joseph Lowe
Disability Rights Oregon provides information, referral, and advocacy services for Oregonians who are having a legal problem related to assistive technology, including acquisition or maintenance. Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term for any piece of equipment or product system that helps to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a person with a disability.
AT may include:
- wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or canes
- Braille and Braille displays, magnifiers, or text-to-voice and voice-to-text software
- augmentative communication devices including modified keyboards
- shower chairs or therapeutic beds
- any equipment or product system that a medical provider has recommended to overcome limitations experienced by a person with a disability
DRO receives funding from the PAAT program (29 U.S.C. § 3001, 3011, 3012, P.L. 105-394). It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
Our latest stories about AT:
Anya’s mom and many other parents and professionals testified this week on HB 2392 that would require adequate coverage in health insurance policies for children with hearing loss. Continue Reading Legislative Update, week seven
The Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Traumatic Brain Injury, established in 2013 by Executive Order 13-02, has released its final Report on Findings and Recommendations. Read more about the report’s 8 recommendations. Continue Reading Governor’s Task Force makes TBI service recommendations
If you face a barrier in and around the city of Bend, you can now fill out an online form to request barrier removal. Continue Reading Report accessibility obstacles in Bend