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November 27, 2002

PDX wins award from disability rights group

From: Portland Business Journal, OR - 27 Nov 2002

Portland International Airport has won an Eagle Award from Disabilities Rights Advocates for providing excellent access to deaf and hard-of-hearing travelers.

Disability Rights Advocates, a California-based national disability law center, made the announcement Tuesday in Oakland as part of the sixth annual Americans with Disabilities Act Eagle awards.

The Eagle Awards are presented to businesses and individuals who actively employ and accommodate people with disabilities or who have contributed to the advancement of people with disabilities within society.

PDX earned the award for offering visual paging accessible by teletypewriter phones for the deaf, TTY phones at hotel and ground transportation information systems, and showing the location of TTY phones on terminal maps. The airport hosted focus groups with people with disabilities to get their thoughts on existing programs and suggestions for improvements. It offers sign language interpreters to assist customers and provides visual flight information screens throughout the airport to make traveling easier for everyone.

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