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



The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. This legislation made it a violation of federal law to discriminate against people with disabilities, just as similar civil rights laws protect people against discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, and religion. The ADA provides equal opportunities for people with disabilities in the areas of employment, transportation, state and local government, public accommodations and telecommunications. It protects anyone in the United States with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments as well as people with cognitive disabilities. The act is divided into four main categories, called “Titles”

Title One: Employment

Title Two: State & Local Governments/Transportation/Public Service

Title Three: Public Accommodations

Title Four: Telecommunications

Source: www.ADA.gov

Additional Resources

  1. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) American with Disabilities Act Guidance. On October 5, 2015 the FTA announced the release of its American with Disabilities Act: Guidance (C 4710.1). The circular provides guidance to recipients and subrecipients of FTA financial assistance necessary to carry out provisions of the ADA.
  2. Allegheny County: Residential Visitability Tax Abatement Program and Brochure
  3. City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning ‘The One Step Project’. The information describes ways that businesses as well as the consumers can benefit from making accommodations to create accessible entrances for persons with disabilities.
  4. U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA Information Services
  5. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  6. PathVu
  7. Workforce.com Article: Illustrating the Importance of Training Your Employees on the ADA
  8. Accessibility of Public Transportation: Survey of Riders with Disabilities
  9. AHEDD's Annual Report- 2014-2015
  10. Learn more about the steps that can be taken to easily create an accessibility-friendly public space.
  11. Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
  12. Disability Integration Act
  13. Robotic Prosthetics for Disabled Athletes
  14. Can You Tell the Difference Between Accommodation and Accessibility?
  15. Statewide Campaign Draws Attention to Stigma Against People With Disabilities
  16. Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Fifth Annual Ramp Crawl:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Oakland For All Fifth Annual Ramp Crawl - August 1, 2019

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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