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 412.779.5398


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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

We've reimagined our annual Ramp Crawl event for 2021

Adaptive Sports Showcase of Athletes

The 7th Annual Ramp Crawl will be August 20, 2021 from 4pm-7pm under the Tent at Schenley Plaza. This year's event is designed to highlight athletes of all abilities through our Adaptive Sports Showcase of Athletes. We'll learn from the athletes themselves through demonstrations of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, handcycle racing, and more.

The event is FREE for people of all abilities to attend. Masks will be required for all attendees and vendors while under the tent. More details and event registration information can be found here.

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.


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.

Recap past Ramp Crawls and virtual events here.