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ADA Title II and Disability Equity Division

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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.

Office of Equity Disability Division: Meet Our Team!

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Nickole Cheron, the ADA Title II Disability Equity Manager, has held various roles managing ADA Title II compliance with city-wide responsibility for over eighteen years. She serves as the lead expert on ADA Title II complaints. Currently, she is spearheading an ADA Title II self-evaluation for the City of Portland and serves as the main authority on its implementation. For more information on the self-evaluation, city-wide ADA Title II obligations, or the state of disability equity in the City of Portland, contact Nickole Cheron at: Nickole.Cheron@portlandoregon.gov.

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Brie Scrivner, the Disability Equity Data Analyst, manages the Disability Equity and Engagement Survey. The reports include recommendations for ADA Title II compliance and guidance for integrating disability equity into policy and planning. The 2023 report is now published on the Disability Data site and presentations of data curated to the needs of your programs and service areas are available upon request. These data specifically speak to the experiences of people with disabilities in the Portland area and findings can be disaggregated along many sociodemographic categories.

For more information on this report, or to coordinate a presentation of findings, contact Brie Scrivner, Disability Equity Data Analyst: brie.scrivner@portlandoregon.gov.

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Joseph Sherman, the Digital Accessibility Analyst, offers several trainings on digital accessibility including Creating accessible Documents. These trainings cover PDFs, Forms, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files. Topics covered include Tagging PDFs, labeling form fields, and structuring documents for accessibility. For more information on these trainings, to schedule an office hour with Joseph, or to coordinate any of these trainings for your bureau, contact Joseph Sherman at: joseph.sherman@portlandoregon.gov. Joseph also offers remediation and document review services.

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Sue Jin Hee Minder, the ADA Title II Policy Analyst, has updated our webpage with Resolutions, Ordinances, and Policies that govern the Americans with Disabilities Act at the City of Portland. She serves as the lead expert on city-wide ADA Title II requests. Currently, she is the primary trainer on ADA Title II basic requirements including equally effective communication compliance under ADA Title II. For more information on ADA Title II city-wide policies, consultation on resolving ADA Title II requests, or to coordinate training for your bureau, contact Sue Jin Hee Minder at: sue.minder@portlandoregon.gov.