Join the Conversation: What is important to you? What are your community’s strengths? What are your community’s challenges? Free dinner, childcare, and interpretative services provided. Continue Reading UCEDD listening sessions in Klamath Falls, Madras, and Hood River
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:
Darrin Umbarger, a member of Disability Rights Oregon’s Board of Directors, started a medical supply loan closet in Pendleton 5 years ago. Now, thanks to a bill introduced by State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-Portland), the program was expanded and will grow to Portland and Salem next year. People who are on an OHP “Open card” will… Continue Reading Medical loan closet program expands
The ABLE Act gives people with disabilities the opportunity to establish tax-deferred savings accounts to maintain their independence, pursue their dreams and contribute to their communities. Continue Reading Will the ABLE Act help you?
Have you had problems accessing an ATM? Read this notice to class members regarding a settlement and fairness hearing in a class action regarding the inaccessibility of Cardtronics ATMs to people who are blind. You may object to the settlement until April 2, 2015. As a general summary of the Amended Agreement, Cardtronics has… Continue Reading ATM company proposes to improve accessibility for blind users