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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program

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.

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 ADA Title II Program Manager and ADA Title II Policy Coordinator are responsible for supporting Portland’s efforts to comply with Title II of the ADA. The ADA Title II Policy Coordinator provides technical support around ADA Title II issues and can be reached by phone or email: 503-823-1231 or

Disability Resources

Resources for ADA Title II Practitioners and General Compliance

Administrative Rule: ADA Title II Process for Documenting Technical Infeasibility and Historical Significance Exceptions

OEHR Administrative Rule: ADA Title II Process for Documenting Exceptions: draft copy, feedback and response, and additional resources.

Community Members

Resources for community members

Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

The City of Portland will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.