There are a limited number of these specialized smoke alarms available and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Continue Reading Free smoke alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Portlanders
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:
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Private for Hire Transportation Advisory Committee are seeking public input on transportation service for people with disabilities. With an online survey launched today, people with disabilities can tell the City about their experiences using taxis or Uber and Lyft. Continue Reading Portland survey on taxis and Uber
A national interactive web report includes two original videos that demonstrate the types of barriers and conditions people with disabilities face while being incarcerated. Continue Reading New report outlines need for accommodations for prisoners with disabilities
Sus aportes son importantes. Por favor, disponga aproximadamente de 10 minutos para completar esta encuesta y ayúdenos a identificar áreas en las que podamos concentrar nuestros recursos durante este año. Continue Reading Encuesta informativa de la comunidad de 2016