Powering regional recovery by inclusion

Every October, King County recognizes Disability Employment Awareness Month, celebrating the many contributions of people with disabilities to our communities, workforce, and country.

As part of our everyday values, King County employees have been working to expand inclusion in the workforce, civic life, and recreation. During the coronavirus pandemic, inclusion means making sure that people with disabilities have access to the basics: food, transportation options, and access to vaccines and health care.

In 2021, the Disability Awareness Month Committee gathered stories about King County employees working to improve accessibility, provide services, and engage people with disabilities.

Click here to read more about programs and employee-led efforts to improve access and inclusion. You’ll also find resources and ideas. Together, we can all make King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive!