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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204



1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204

503 823 9970

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Disability Program

  • Civic Engagement: Government and Community Together How can you share your ideas with government and create change? We can show YOU how to be engaged!

  • Jane Dunham speaks on race and disability Interested in partnering on a disability community event? Contact us!

  • Gathering: Disability-Style Find more Portland area disability community events!

  • Disability Power PDX Learn more about Disability Power PDX Program

  • Members of Disability Leadership Academy present to council DLA members present the 2017 Disability Leadership Academy report to City Council


Read about Disability Power PDX 2018

Disability Power PDX Banner. Groups of people in conversation

 *The above is a collage of 3 images. Top image is of 5 people sitting in a group talking. The bottom left image is two people smiling, and bottom right is an image of two people listening to someone off camera.*

Our Mission:

The City of Portland's Disability Program was re-established in 2006 in the Office of Neighborhood Involvement to connect, support and encourage collaborative civic engagement between the people of the disability community, neighborhoods and city government.

What We Do:

  • Information and referral regarding:  Local compliance, accommodation services, living with a disability, and more;

  • Engagement opportunities with city government and neighborhoods, as well as community building and awareness raising events

  • Public Alerts Additional Needs Registry and Emergency Self-Preparedness materials.

  • Produce the twice-monthly Disability NEWS that features event/meeting listings, news and other information of interest to people with disabilities in Portland. Click here to view the latest online edition.


It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any city program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or other protected class status. Adhering to Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II civil rights laws, the City of Portland ensures meaningful access to city programs, services, and activities by reasonably providing: translation and interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services.  To request these services, contact Joanne Johnson, Disability Program Coordinator at 503-823-9970, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.


All events and activities should list a contact person with whom you can make an accommodation request.  For general information on making an ADA Title II request, go to: City ADA Title II requests or call Danielle Brooks, ADA Title II & Civil Rights Title VI Program Manager at 503-823-2559 or (TTY) 503-823-6868.

Disability Issues Blog View all »

  1. Sep 25

    New Disabled Parking Rules in effect July 2014

    Pay to park rules for disabled parking took effect July 1, 2014. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.

  2. Sep 25

    2014 Making a Difference Awards

    Featuring Wheelchair Tennis Paralympian David Wagner, Tues Oct 14th from 5:30-7:pm at Double Tree Lloyd Center

  3. Jan 7

    Public Transportation Etiquette I wish people practiced:

    How to practice inclusive transit techniques with and for people with disabilities

  4. Apr 4

    Making an ADA complaint to the Department of Justice

    A personal story about making a complaint to the Department of Justice

  5. Jan 16

    To File a DOJ Complaint or Not

    an ongoing story of my personal experience filing a DOJ complaint about a ADA Title III entity