Advocacy

  • Victims’ Rights Pocket Cards (link)
  • Civil Rights Fact Sheet (link)

Community

  • Community-Based Needs Assessment (CNA) of Oregon’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities: Final Report as of December 30, 2016 (link)
  • Oregon Statewide Resource Directory maintained by Oregon Association of the Deaf (link)
  • Abolition and Disability Justice’s Guiding Principles (link)

Crime Safety

  • Accessibility and Digital Security (link)
  • Know Your Rights ASL: Interacting with the Police (link)

Education

  • Oregon Department of Education’s Kindergarten Ready Assessment (KRA) on Deaf and Hard of Hearing children
  • Report of 2017 House Bill 3412: Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (referred as LEAD-K) (link)

Interpreters

  • List of Deaf Interpreters in Oregon by Research and Resource Center with Deaf* community (RRCD) at Western Oregon University. (link)
  • List of ASL Interpreter Agencies in Oregon (link)

Health

  • ADA National Network: Healthcare and Face Coverings: Reducing Communication Barriers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients (link)

Hotlines

  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (link)
  • ASL COVID-19 Hotline (link)
  • National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (link)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (link)
  • Oregon Hate Crimes and Bias Hotline (link)

Law

  • Oregon’s own version of ADA law (ORS 659a)

Law Enforcement

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Card with Police (visor cardwallet card)
  • Community Proposal Directive for Law Enforcement Agencies (link)
  • Pullover Pal (link)
  • Oregon Legislative Update: Governor SIGNED on 5/6/2021! Proposed bill to provide “that the registered owner may request that registration cards issued for vehicles include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be deaf or hard of hearing.” (link)

Lawsuits in Oregon (current & past)

  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc: Deaf Inmate’s Disability Bias Claim (2020)
  • Disability Rights Oregon filed lawsuit on behalf of protesters with disabilities (2020)
  • Deaf prisoners: Oregon should use only certified interpreters, groups say (2019)
  • Springfield to pay $450,000 to deaf man injured by police officer (2019)
  • Ludwig v. State of Oregon: Employment Discrimination (2018)
  • DOJ sues Pacific Northwest on behalf of Oregon Veteran with Hearing Loss (2017)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc: Clackamas County Jail fail to provide ASL interpreter service for medical treatment (2017)
  • Oregon University Settles Lawsuit over Service Dog (2014)
  • Deaf inmate gets $150,000 settlement from Oregon after claiming assigned jobs were discriminatory (2014)
  • Wolfe v. City of Portland: Police did not provided ASL interpreter in response to 9-1-1 call (2012)
  • Oregon v. Mason: Portland Police did not provide ASL interpreter to translate the Miranda Warnings (1981)

*Please let us know if we missed any current or past lawsuits pertaining to deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing Oregonians.

2021 Legislative Session Watch

  • Oregon Legislative Update: Governor SIGNED on 5/6/2021! Proposed bill to provide “that the registered owner may request that registration cards issued for vehicles include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be deaf or hard of hearing.” (link)

Medical

  • Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 ASL Video (link)
  • Oregon Health Authority’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Preferred Language Card (link)
  • Oregon Health Authority’s FAQ Regarding Providing Interpreter Services to Individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing or Individuals with Limited English Proficiency in Medical Settings (link)
  • Report a Patient Safety Issue in Medical settings e.g., no accommodation provided (link)

Safety

  • Text to 9-1-1 (link)
  • Get A Smoke Alarm by American Red Cross (link)
  • Statewide Area: Smoke Alarms for Oregonians (link)
  • Portland Area: Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Portlanders (link)
  • Bend Area: Smoke Alarms for Oregonians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (link)

Self-Advocate

  • Civil Rights for Individuals and Advocates (link)

Sister Services

  • Northwest Human Services Connection: for the Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing (link)

Support Groups

  • ASL access NA, AL-ANON, NAR-ANON, and AA 12-Steps Program Virtual Support Groups (link)

Telecommunications

  • ICanConnect – Oregon (link)
  • Oregon Statewide Assistive Technology Program (link)
  • Free iPad, iPhone, and other equipment for Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing (link)

Video Access

  • Oregon Department of Human Services’ Frequently Asked Questions in ASL (link)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Card (link)
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