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Oregon To Examine Courthouses For Accessibility
January 14, 2004

EUGENE, OREGON--Oregon's Judicial Department will soon begin a statewide survey to find out how accessible the state's 37 courthouses are to citizens with disabilities.

Well, it's about time, considering Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act back in 1990 -- which was when the last such survey was done.

Debra Maryanov, the department's statewide ADA coordinator for compliance, told the Eugene Register-Guard that nobody really knows how accessible the courthouses are.

She is certain, however, that none of Oregon's courthouses are faced with a lawsuit over access similar to the one that now faces the U.S. Supreme Court.

Entire article:
"Oregon officials to undertake courthouse accessibility survey" (Eugene Register-Guard)
"State of Tennessee v. George Lane and Beverly Jones" (Inclusion Daily Express Archives)


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