Advocating for a more accessibility-friendly business district, Oakland For All: Beyond Accessible is a collaborative program driven by Oakland stakeholders, nonprofit organizations, local and state government offices, as well as community advocates. Financial support for the program is donated in part by the FISA Foundation, Oakland Transportation Management Association, Oakland Business Improvement District and various private donors.
Oakland For All: Beyond Accessible Partners include:
- Oakland stakeholders
- Oakland-based & regional community advocates
- Accessible Oakland
- Bellefield Area Citizens Association
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
- City of Pittsburgh
- Consumer Health Coalition
- Oakland Business Improvement District
- Oakland Task Force
- Oakland Transportation Management Association
- Office of PA Senator Jay Costa
- Office of U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle
- Offices of Pittsburgh Councilmen Bruce Kraus, Dan Gilman, Daniel Lavelle
- Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
- University of Pittsburgh
Together, we are opening a pathway to a community without barriers.
- Be an advocate for the creation of user friendly buildings, commercial establishments, public spaces and communities
- Raise the public’s awareness of accessibility in our society – thinking ADA and beyond
- Help improve the quality of lives of people with disabilities
- Eliminate barriers faced by people with disabilities at Oakland’s business establishments
- Transform Oakland into a model community that can be replicated in the greater Pittsburgh area and potentially throughout the country
Fifth Annual Ramp Crawl:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Raise awareness on the importance of accessibility in our communities while enjoying food and drinks specials at several wheelchair-accessible Oakland businesses. Online pre-registration is open now and includes an opportunity to register for free, fully accessible ACCESS shuttle to your first crawl destination. Registration the day of the event is available from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Special kick-off events to be held at The Tent at Schenley Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m. will include presentation of three Business Champion Awards to Oakland business owners who model accessibility to the rest of the neighborhood, and a special dedication to Richard Meritzer, former ADA Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh.
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