Oakland For All For more information about the Oakland For All program please call:
Oakland Business Improvement District 412.683.6243 or
Oakland Transportation Management Association 412.687.4505


Business Champions

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
  • pathVu
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC

Mission Statement

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

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ADA 30th Anniversary Events:

Thirty years after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2020 marks an important milestone in the ongoing efforts to remove barriers and empower people with of all abilities. In honor of this important occasion, we are proud to be hosting several events in July 2020 to help continue our fight for the full extension of rights to the disabilities community across civic, social, and economic life. Check out all the events we have scheduled in July.

July 24 Virtual Town Hall & Discussion

This year's events include a Virtual Town Hall & Discussion on July 24 to review the state of ADA in our region along with leadership, policymakers, and stakeholders; a week-long opportunity to view the ReelAbilities Film Festival (seven short films created entirely by people living with intellectual disabilities) in partnership with Film Pittsburgh; and a Virtual Happy Hour to give community members and advocates an opportunity to make connections, share experiences, and discuss the films.

July 22-29 Film Festival: ReelAbilities

Details and event registration information can be found at the links above.

Thank you to this year's event sponsors and partners including FISA Foundation, Film Pittsburgh, and Facture.


Past events:

Oakland For All's annual programming includes a history of community events like our annual Ramp Crawl in Oakland designed to raise awareness of the ongoing need for accessibility and equity in our communities while building stronger ties with the community through the age-old tradition of a pub crawl. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be will not be assembling in Schenley Park this year, but are continuing the event's tradition virtually by bringing us together on July 24th and 25th for the Virtual Town Hall and Virtual Happy Hour.

Recap last year's Ramp Crawl event here.