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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Summary


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

"The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress."


A variety of resources can be found on the City of Portland's Human Resources website 


Summary of the ADA - all summaries are from: A Guide to Disability Rights Law  or found at published by The U.S. Department of Justice, September 2005.


To find out more about enforcing the ADA or making a formal complaint to the Department of Justice visit their websight


ADA Title I

"Title I requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others."


For more information regarding Title I, please visit the City of Portland Bureau of Human Resource's ADA web-page at or contact Joseph Quinones, the ADA Title I Coordinator for the City of Portland, at 503-823-3514 or (TDD) 503-823-6868 or


ADA Title II

"Title II covers all activities of State and local governments regardless of the government entity's size or receipt of Federal funding. Title II requires that State and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities (e.g. public education, employment, transportation, recreation, health care, social services, courts, voting, and town meetings)."



To find out how to make a reasonable request to the City of Portland click here


To access the City of Portland ADA title II reasonable accommodation request forms, click on the links below:



Online forms:  Reasonable Accommodation Request forms (online)


Printable forms:  Reasonable Accommodation Request forms (printable)


For questions regarding Title II issues, contact Danielle Brooks, the ADA Title II Coordinator for the City of Portland, at 503-823-2559 or (TDD) 503-823-6868 or or the appropriate bureau ADA Coordinator.  


Each Bureau in the City of Portland has its own ADA Title II Coordinator.  To see a list of City of Portland ADA Title II Coordinators by Bureau click here.



"The transportation provisions of title II cover public transportation services, such as city buses and public rail transit (e.g. subways, commuter rails, Amtrak). Public transportation authorities may not discriminate against people with disabilities in the provision of their services."


"Title III covers businesses and nonprofit service providers that are public accommodations, privately operated entities offering certain types of courses and examinations, privately operated transportation, and commercial facilities."