Join us in celebrating Disability Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness and learn more about the work that King County does to provide opportunities for all individuals to participate, contribute and thrive in our communities.

Attend a lunch and learn event

  • Invisible Voices: What Do You Think of When You Hear the Word Disability? (video + discussion) | Thursday, October 16, noon – 2 p.m. Chinook Building, Room 121, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle | Presenter:  Roxanne Vierra, Disability Compliance Specialist, King County Office of Civil Rights & Open Government | Contact Roxanne.Vierra@kingcounty.gov to register.
  • Deafness Awareness Workshop (ASL interpreters will be present) | Thursday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.King County Courthouse, C912, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle | Presenter: Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center | Contact Roxanne.Vierra@kingcounty.gov to register.

Visit the Tunnel Display (Courthouse – Administration Building)

During the month of October, check out the display of panels in the Courthouse – Administration Building tunnel depicting the various ways in which King County government has developed accessibility in County employment, services, programs, and facilities.

Attend a Disability Awareness and Access Training

  • Creating Accessible Print Materials and Providing Alternate Formats |  Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. – noon, MRJC (Kent), Jail Community Room | Contact Roxanne.Vierra@kingcounty.gov to register.
  • Emergency Evacuation of People with Disabilities | Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1 – 2:30 p.m., MRJC (Kent), Jail Community Room | Contact Roxanne.Vierra@kingcounty.gov to register.

Read our Employee News articles

Each week in October, Employee News will spotlight the contributions of people with disabilities and the services King County offers residents and employees.