August 13, 2014
PORTLAND – In an effort to make City of Portland facilities and programs accessible to all, the City has embarked on a comprehensive process to create the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Title II Transition Plan. The Plan identifies barriers which impede access to City facilities that are open to the public. The Office of Equity and Human Rights ADA Title II Transition team invites the community to review and comment on the Draft Transition Plan.
2. Attend an informational open house and provide comment:
- Tuesday, August 19, 4:00-6:30 p.m. at Independent Living Resources 1839 NE Couch St.
- Tuesday, August 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at The Portland Building 1120 SW 5th Ave. Room C
- Thursday, September 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at East Portland Community Center 740 SE 106th Ave.
3. View the materials at one of the following locations:
- Office of Equity and Human Rights, 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 500
- Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave.
- St. Johns Library, 7510 N Charleston Ave.
“The Transition Plan is an important step in making our City more accessible to all Portlanders,” said Mayor Charlie Hales. “I am pleased that the City of Portland has put focus and funding toward this equity process.”
City facilities were surveyed based on compliance with the current 2010 ADA standards. The City’s ADA Title II Transition Plan team surveyed 342 unique facilities, identified roughly 25,000 individual barriers, and has scheduled their removal over time.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, contact 503-823-4072, use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.
Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access, and opportunity; starting with issues of race and disability.
For more information, please contact Jeff Selby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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