Oregon State Capitol Universal Access Resources
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The Oregon State Legislature is committed to ensuring that all people have universal access to the building and legislative proceedings. Hearing rooms and the House and Senate Chambers offer universal access. Hearing assistance devices are available for all hearing rooms and both chambers.
General ADA Information:
ADA accommodation requests should be directed to Karen Hupp, or Juliene Popinga, ADA Coordinators, at email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-332-2313. Requests for accommodation should be made at least 72 hours in advance.
Wheelchair Entrance and Parking (Picture below)
- Disabled parking spaces are located on Court Street (north side of building). The passenger loading and unloading zone is located on Court Street directly in front of the steps.
- Powered doors and a ramp are located on the east side of the building with access gained from the front of the Capitol (Court Street).
- Emergency alarms in the Capitol are equipped with flashing strobes for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.
- Unisex: 2nd through 4th floors on the House and Senate Wings and on the 3rd floor, outside House Gallery.
- Men: Ground floor, west of Hearing Room 50 and on 1st floor by Kiosk.
- Women: Ground floor, east side of Hearing Room 50 and on 1st floor by Kiosk.
Chambers (Picture below)
- Both the House and Senate Chambers have universal access in the Galleries located on the third floor. Please use the north side aisle of Gallery (image below).
(Hearing Room Layout to the right)
- Hearing rooms are wheelchair accessible. If a large group of wheelchair users is planning to attend a specific meeting, please notify Legislative Administration at least 24-hours before the hearing, Room 140-A or call (503) 986-1848, so arrangements can be made for additional wheelchair space.
- Hearing assistance devices (FM system) are available for use in all hearing rooms and both Chambers. Contact Visitor Services at the Kiosk or call 503-986-1388..
- If special accommodation is required in order to testify before a committee, please contact the committee administrator or support staff at least 24-hours before the meeting with your request. Following are contact numbers:
Legislative Committees (503) 986-1813 or 1-800-332-2313 (outside Salem)
Sign Language Interpreters
- Sign language interpreters are available for access to the legislative process. Contact Legislative Administration at (503) 986-1848 at least 72-hours in advance of need.
Compact Disks (CD)
- Recording logs of all legislative committee proceedings and floor sessions are available. Contact Committee Services, Room 453, or call 503-986-1813. CDs can be purchased for $5.00 each.
- The drinking fountains are located in the east and west ends of the Galleria. They are also on the 1st through 4th floors of the House Wing and the 2nd through 4th floors of the Senate Wing.
- Elevators access all floors in the Capitol and can accommodate most wheelchairs.
Oregon Legislative Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us
- This legislative website has links to information about the Oregon Legislative Assembly, committees, full text of legislative measures (since 1995), full text of Oregon Revised Statutes, and full text of session and interim publications. During Session, live audio is available from the Oregon Senate and House Chambers, and from daily committee meetings.
- Archived minutes and audio of committee meetings are available from the Secretary of State available by clicking here (http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/legislative/legislativeminutes/legminutes.html).
- Legislative publications can be provided in large print. (In some cases, 24-hour advance notice will be required.) To order large print material contact Legislative Administration, Room 140-A or (503) 986-1848.
- Hearing-assisted and wheelchair-accessible public telephones are located on the 1st floor, outside Hearing Room F.
- TTY is available on a public telephone located outside Hearing Room F.
- Historic Building Tours are wheelchair accessible.
- Historical tours to the Gold Pioneer are not wheelchair accessible because of the spiral staircase. An online tour of the Capitol is available to view by clicking here.