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ADA Information Phone: 1-800-332-2313, or TTY: 711
ADA Email: employee.services@state.or.us
Building Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem Oregon 97301

 

Oregon State Legislature American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web Accessibility Statement 

The Oregon State Legislature is committed to ensuring that its public-facing website is accessible to all people regardless of ability or access method in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has equal access to information and can fully participate in government.

To ensure ADA accessibility of the Legislative website, staff designated as content contributors are advised of content contribution techniques to improve access to all legislative content. 
Periodic compliance scans of the site will be conducted to detect Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 discrepancies. These discrepancies will be corrected to the best of our ability.

The Oregon State Legislature will make use of industry-standard techniques and preferred practices to provide the highest possible level of ADA website accessibility for our users. The current website implemented in 2013, with ADA compliance being a requirement, employed above-mentioned practices where possible within the infrastructure, resulting in improved conformity over the previous site. With the transition to the new site completed, we are committed to assessing, prioritizing, and addressing the areas that are found to be non-ADA compliant. As a result, we will continue to progress in stages toward our ultimate accessibility goal.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you have any difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us using the contact information on this page.

General ADA Information:

Capitol Hearing rooms and House and Senate Chambers have universal access. Hearing assistance devices are available for all hearing rooms and chambers.  ADA accommodation requests should be directed to Karen Hupp, ADA Coordinator, at employee.services@state.or.us or by phone at 1-800-332-2313. Requests for accommodation should be made at least 72 hours in advance.

Wheelchair Entrance and Parking (Picture below - click to enlarge)

  • Disabled parking spaces are located on Court Street (north side of building).  The passenger loading and unloading zone is located on Court Street directly in front of the steps.
  • Powered doors and a ramp are located on the east side of the building with access gained from the front of the Capitol (Court Street).

 Universal access entrance diagram

Emergency Alarms

  • Emergency alarms in the Capitol are equipped with flashing strobes for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.

Restrooms

  • Unisex: 2nd through 4th floors on the House and Senate Wings and on the 3rd floor, outside House Gallery.
  • Men: Ground floor, west of Hearing Room 50 and on 1st floor by Kiosk.
  • Women: Ground floor, east side of Hearing Room 50 and on 1st floor by Kiosk.

Chambers (Picture below - click to enlarge)

  • Both the House and Senate Chambers have universal access in the Galleries located on the third floor. Please use the north side aisle of Gallery (image below).

Third floor chamber access diagrams
 

Hearing room diagram showing ADA accessHearing Rooms (Picture to the right)

  • Hearing rooms are wheelchair accessible. If a large group of wheelchair users is planning to attend a specific meeting, please notify Legislative Administration at least 24-hours before the hearing, Room 140-A or call 503-986-1848, so arrangements can be made for additional wheelchair space.   

Hearing Assistance

  • Hearing assistance devices (FM system) are available for use in all hearing rooms and both Chambers. Contact Visitor Services at the Kiosk or call 503-986-1388.

Testifying

  • If special accommodation is required in order to testify before a committee, please contact the committee administrator or support staff at least 24-hours before the meeting with your request.  Following are contact numbers: Legislative Committees 503-986-1813 or 1-800-332-2313 (outside Salem)

Sign Language Interpreters

  • Sign language interpreters are available for access to the legislative process. Contact Legislative Administration at 503-986-1848 at least 72-hours in advance of need.

Compact Disks (CD)

  • Recording logs of all legislative committee proceedings and floor sessions are available. Contact Committee Services, Room 453, or call 503-986-1813. CDs can be purchased for $5.00 each.

Drinking Fountains

  • The drinking fountains are located in the east and west ends of the Galleria. They are also on the 1st  through 4th  floors of the House Wing and the 2nd  through 4th floors of the Senate Wing.

Elevators

  • Elevators access all floors in the Capitol and can accommodate most wheelchairs.

Oregon Legislative Website  (URL: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov)

  • This legislative website has links to information about the Oregon Legislative Assembly, committees, full text of legislative measures (since 1995), full text of Oregon Revised Statutes, and full text of session and interim publications. During Session, live audio is available from the Oregon Senate and House Chambers, and from daily committee meetings.
  • Archived committee minutes and audio of committee meetings are available from the Secretary of State (URL: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/legislative/legislativeminutes/).

Publications

  • Legislative publications can be provided in large print (24-hour advance notice will be required).  To order large print material contact Legislative Administration, Room 140-A or call 503-986-1848.

Telephones

  • Hearing-assisted and wheelchair-accessible public telephones are located on the 1st floor, outside Hearing Room F.
  • TTY is available on a public telephone located outside Hearing Room F.

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