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Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic. 

Big Changes Coming For Disability Services In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing services for seniors and people with disabilities in Oregon.

Fatal Birth Defects Prevalent in Three Washington Counties

OPB | May 15, 2014

THURSDAY: Families and state officials are eager to find the source of a cluster of rare birth defects in three Central and Eastern Washington counties.

How People Face The Challenges Of Caregiving

OPB | May 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We're talking with an audience about what it's like to to take care of a parent, a child, or a spouse.

Federal Lawsuit Claims Oregon Violates Americans With Disabilities Act

OPB | April 03, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a class action lawsuit filed by disability advocacy groups against the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Chrissy Steltz

OPB | Sept. 07, 2010

How a disfiguring accident changed the course of a young woman's life.

20 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

OPB | July 26, 2010

As the ADA turns 20, what's the lasting legacy of the the law — and where does the future point?

Report Cards For Special Education

OPB | April 07, 2008

What's working -- and what isn't -- with Oregon's special education system?