For more information about the Oakland For All program please call: Oakland Business Improvement District 412.683.6243 or Oakland Transportation Management Association 412.779.5398
Together, we are opening a pathway to a community without barriers.
Ninth Annual Ramp Crawl:
Friday, August 25, 2023
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The upcoming 2023 9th Annual Ramp Crawl being hosted by Oakland For All, Beyond Accessible is part of two days of the ‘Disability Weekend Under the Tent Celebration’ program of activities. Oakland For All will be hosting the Friday, August 25, 2023 Ramp Crawl from 4-7 p.m. as well as the Disability Short-Film Featurette on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 5-6 p.m. in partnership with Film Pittsburgh.
We have contracted with the Center for Hearing and Deaf Services for the services of ASL (American Sign Language) and Tactile(for accessible games) Interpreters for Friday, August 25, 2023, 4-7 p.m.
On behalf of OFA, Film Pittsburgh has coordinated with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Center for the donated use of ‘Audio Description Equipment’ for the Saturday, August 26, 2023, 5-6 p.m. Disability Short-Film Featurette. Additionally, Film Pittsburgh ‘Audio Describers’ will be in attendance to inform individuals who are blind or who have low vision about visual content essential for comprehension.
Additionally, as part of the coordination of programming for the Disability Weekend Under the Tent Celebration, Disability Pride PA will be hosting its 2nd annual Disability Pride Pittsburgh Event on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information visit https://www.disabilitypridepa.org/dppittsburgh
2022 marks the eighth year for the Oakland For All: Beyond Accessible program – and we're returning to the pub crawl for our annual event this year on August 19, 2022 from 4pm-7pm – kicking off from the Tent at Schenley Plaza.
This program is focused on ensuring that Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is fully accessible and welcoming to all who live, work, and visit here. Our projects include raising awareness among business owners about physical barriers at their entryways and creating apps and others technology for wayfinding support. It is our hope that together we can transform Oakland into a model community that advocates for the creation of user-friendly buildings, commercial establishments and public spaces.
Oakland For All promotes accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. We aim to serve as a resource to better understand the need for accessibility in our communities and a guide to opening a pathway to a community without barriers.
2020 marked the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and thirty years of removing barriers and empowering people with disabilities nationwide.
In honor of this important occasion, we are proud to have hosted a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, July 24 where we discussed the state of ADA in our region along with leadership, policymakers, and stakeholders including:
State Representative Jake Wheatley Jr., District 19 (the Hill District, North Side, South Side, Allentown, Hazelwood, Downtown Pittsburgh, The Bluff, Knoxville, Beltzhoover, Manchester, Arlington, Arlington Heights and, North, South and West Oakland)
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's
Masters Student in Sociology at IUP and person with a physical disability,
A live recording from the webinar event can be viewed on YouTube here. (Note: Though closed captioning was provided during the live event, we are working to enable closed captioning in this recorded video, as well. Check back soon.)
The 7th Annual Ramp Crawl was held August 20, 2021. Moving away from the traditional pub crawl, last year's event was designed to highlight athletes of all abilities through our Adaptive Sports Showcase of Athletes. Attendees learned from the athletes themselves through demonstrations of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and handcycle racing – and even got a chance to try the mobility devices used by athletes themselves.
Thank you to this year's event sponsors and partners including Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Port Authority of Allegheny County, University of Pittsburgh, Achieva, The Porch at Schenley, Oakland Transportation Management Association, Oakland Business Improvement District, Facture Consulting, and many more.
Other past events:
Oakland For All's annual programming includes a history of in-person and virtual community events like our annual Ramp Crawl in Oakland and our Virtual Town Hall, film festivals, happy hours, and more – all 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.