ADA Title II Resources

This page offers resources for ADA Title II and disability equity. Some of these resources are created specifically for the city of Portland while others are more general resources to help you have a better understanding of both ADA Title II compliance and disability equity.
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Guidance for Bureau ADA Title II Coordinators

Effective Communication Resources

Effective communication is the mechanism in which we ensure people with disabilities are able to receive and give information to government in a way that is readily available and meets the means of their particular disability.


The city of Portland will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its activities, programs, and services. If you are subject to discrimination by anyone acting on behalf of the city or any program plan or service provided by the city you have the right to file a complaint through our administrative process. You also have the right to complain to a higher authority. The following will help you navigate the complaint process.

Requests for Accommodations

The purpose of this section is to educate bureau event staff on the basics of granting requests made for accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II).

Events and Meetings

It is essential that all events and meetings hosted by the city of Portland be accessible to people living with disabilities in Portland. The following resources are helpful in ensuring your meeting or event is compliant with ADA Title II.

City of Portland Trainings

Trainings created and facilitated by disability division staff.

On April Fifth, 2022, staff from the Office of Equity and Human Rights and the Bureau of Community and Civic Life conducted a training for City staff on disability justice and intersectionality.

Held September 9th, 2022, this briefing covers the basics of Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to the City of Portland. It also includes ADA Title II resources available to all City of Portland staff.

ADA Title II Briefing and Resources (video)

External Resources

This is a list of resources we have curated for further learning outside of what the disability division provides.

Data Collection and Demographics

Historically data related to disability has not been readily collected.  The following resources are available data sets and dashboards as well as guidance on collecting usable data for local jurisdictions.

Disability Equity and Disability Justice

Resources that highlight the cities' commitment to disability equity and links to help with the understanding of disability justice.

Other Important Resources

Transition Plans

Resources to help Bureaus complete and evaluate Transition Plans.