Navigating the coronavirus pandemic with a disability 

Every October, King County recognizes Disability Awareness Month. On Oct. 13, the County Council officially proclaimed October as Disability Awareness Month, and this past July, King County also marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990. These efforts celebrate the many contributions that people with disabilities make to our community and workforce here at King County. 

This year, due to COVID-19, the Disability Awareness Month Committee has been developing a conversation about how people with disabilities are being impacted by the pandemic. The Committee created an interactive multimedia article, “Navigating the coronavirus pandemic with disability,” to introduce issues, share stories, provide resources for individuals and families, and give everyone helpful tips to support people of all ages and abilities in our workplaces and communities. Several King County employees and service providers shared their perspectives and how they are problem solving in a difficult time. 

To learn more about the pandemic experience for people with disabilities, and join in the conversation please click on the link below. If you would like to participate in the Disability Awareness Month Committee, please contact Christina.Davidson@kingcounty.gov. 

View the interactive multimedia article “Navigating the coronavirus pandemic with a disability” at https://arcg.is/0CG0Cm.