In 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans with disabilities did not need strict constitutional protection against discrimination because they had access to lawmakers to protect their rights. Advocates got the message, and were able to achieve passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, however, the promise of… Continue Reading Why we need greater constitutional protections to achieve equality
Disability Rights Oregon works to ensure full participation in the electoral process including registering to vote and casting a ballot. In partnership with the Secretary of State, we produce a nonpartisan Easy Voting Guide, and do year-round training, outreach and advocacy on behalf of voters and prospective voters with disabilities.
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) (42 U.S.C. § 15461-62, P.L. 107-252). PAVA is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
Looking for voter education resources?
We publish an Easy Voting Guide in partnership with the Secretary of State Elections Division for May and November federal elections (even-numbered years). The Easy Voting Guide is accessible, with large print, high contrast, graphic icons, and an online version.
We can read the Easy Voting Guide at easyvotingguide.org
Our latest stories about voting:
Questions and answers about the upcoming election on May 16, 2017. Continue Reading Voting is more important than ever today
If you did not vote and are Deaf, please fill out this survey. Continue Reading Survey for Deaf people who did not vote
If you voted and have a disability, please respond to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016VoterExperienceSurvey Continue Reading Survey for all voters with disabilities now available