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The National Commission on Voting Rights needs to hear from YOU about your experiences voting. Please attend this Seattle hearing on Monday, April 28 if you are a voter in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana- and speak up! ...more

As a result of a DRO lawsuit, a judge ruled that Social Security must transfer vulnerable Safety Net clients to a new payee so that they receive their April benefits. Includes SSA statement on how clients can get help. ...more

We are speaking at Town Halls about changes to employment for individuals with I/DD. April 22 in Beaverton, April 23 in Portland. ...more

DRO and Oregon Law Center have filed a lawsuit to protect 700 people in the Portland Metro area from losing their April Social Security benefits. ...more

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DRO Attorney Educates Residents, the Mayor & City Staff about Universal Design

DRO attorney Neisha Saxena was the featured speaker on Equity issues at a community workshop yesterday relating to the Portland Plan. She asked the audience to imagine sidewalks, parks, housing and transit built to be useable by everyone over the next 25 years.

Neisha took the opportunity last night, April 29, 2010, to educate residents, Mayor Sam Adams and City staff, including City planning staff, about the principles of Universal Design at a community workshop relating to the Portland Plan, the City’s plan for the next 25 years. 

She talked about Avenue Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a 1.6 mile city-scape in the heart of the financial district, built according to the principles of Universal Design.  She also talked about how the United Nations has integrated the principles of Universal Design into the rebuilding of Beirut and Kosovo.  

Neisha asked the audience to imagine sidewalks, parks, housing and transit built to be useable by everyone over the next 25 years.

Click here for more information about the Portland Plan.  It is not too late to participate.

Here are some resources for more information about Universal Design:

For even more resources on Universal Design, click here.
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