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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, provides protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, and telecommunications.
The Title II of the ADA prohibits all state and local governments from discriminating on the basis of disability, but moreover, its goal is to promote equal access and full participation. The City of Portland works to ensure that every program, service, benefit, activity and facility operated or funded by the City of Portland is accessible to people with disabilities. The City strives to eliminate barriers that may prevent persons with disabilities from accessing our facilities or participating in City programs, services and activities.
The City’s Title II Program Manager is responsible for supporting Portland’s efforts to comply with Title II of the ADA. The Title II Program Manager oversees a network of ADA Liaisons, who are working to ensure compliance at the bureau level. She also manages the Transition Plan Project, which is a comprehensive evaluation of the City’s assets and the barriers that exist for persons with disabilities. The ADA Title II Program Manager is available to answer questions from both the public and City employees about accommodating persons with disabilities and Title II of the ADA.
Accommodation is available to ensure that individuals with disabilities can participate. If you have any questions about the ADA Title II Program at the City of Portland, require information in a different format or translated, please contact the Program Manager at 503-823-2559.
The Transition Plan identifies barriers which impede access for persons with disabilities to City facilities that are open to the public.
The Citywide statement of nondiscrimination.
Do you need accomodations to participate in a program or access a service?
Do you need assitance understanding a city document or publication?
Do you need an interpreter to acces a City program or service?
Do you have an ADA complaint? ADA complaint procedures are outlined here.
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Portland will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities
The City of Portland is redeveloping its Title II ADA Transition Plan to ensure accessibility for the public. Find more information about the project, meetings, opportunities for input, and additional resources.