People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations from OCR.
Let OCR know if you need a foreign language interpreter.
Disability Access Services
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at 206-263-2453 or 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 Ms. Vierra, or click on the red button in the right column.
ADA establishes the rights of people with disabilities in public settings such as stores, hotels, movie theaters, hospitals, parks, schools, public transportation, and government buildings. Fair Housing Act mandates the rights of people with disabilities in residential settings (apartments, housing developments, transitional housing). Air Carrier Access Act establishes the rights of people with disabilities in air travel.
Service animal rules are different under these three laws.
For more info, see "A Guide to Disability Rights Laws", www.ada.gov/cguide.pdf.