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Access is Our Goal

King County government strives to make its programs, services, activities and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.  Our policy is to provide reasonable accommodations upon request and to make sure that members of the public who have disabilities can fully participate in their government.

The Disability Compliance Specialist in the Office of Civil Rights & Open Government assists county departments to provide accessible services.  We also accept and work to resolve disability access grievances from the public.

If you would like to provide input to us about your concerns regarding disability access, or suggestions to improve access, please contact the Disability Compliance Specialist, Roxanne Vierra, by email at, by telephone at 206-263-2453 (TTY Relay: 711) or by mail at our office address.

If you need to file a disability access grievance against a King County department, call or email the Disability Compliance Specialist, or click on the red button in the right column.

King County Disability Access Resources

King County Disability Access Policy
Overview of Americans with Disabilities Act Title II
Commonly Asked Questions about Service Animals
How the Public Can Request Alternate Formats and Resources
How the Public Can Request Sign Language Interpreters
Emergency Sign Language Interpreter Program
Disability 101 for King County Board and Commission Staff Liaisons and Members
Disability Language and Etiquette
Real-Time Captioning

Access Resources (external links)

Guide to Disability Rights Laws
Timeline of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities: A Guide for Washington Courts
Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities: A Guide for Washington Administrative Proceedings
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
Training Resource Center on the ADA
Free Disability Rights Web Course (ADA National Network)
10 Myths About Universal Design
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
U.S. Access Board
ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook

504/ADA Self-Evaluation Questionnaire and “Quick Look” Barriers Checklist
Use this form to self-evaluate your company’s or organization’s programs and services, employment, and facilities to ensure they are accessible to people with disabilities.Note that it is NOT necessary to complete this form for King County contracts!