Lynnwood parks department seeking volunteers for ParksLove accessibility focus group

Lynnwood’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is seeking community members with experience personally or through caregiving of someone with impaired, restricted or limited access to parks to participate in a two-hour virtual focus group. This focus group will help park staff better understand what improvements are needed to create more inclusive and accessible parks….

WSDOT releases updated Statewide Human Services Transportation Plan

Four years in the making, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has published its updated Human Services Transportation Plan. The report is the handiwork of subject matter experts, transportation providers, social services organizations, tribes, the public and other stakeholders. Every day, people across the state rely on human-services transportation as their sole source of…

Disability Rights Washington challenges people to go for a week without driving

Could you get around for a week without driving a car? From Sept. 19-25, Disability Rights Washington is sponsoring a Week Without Driving, where people voluntary agree to get around without driving themselves in a vehicle. Disability Rights Washington is a private nonprofit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. It created this challenge…

Children on autism spectrum welcomed to Cops for Inclusion event

The Lynnwood Police Department welcomed 45 families to the Community Life Center last weekend for its first annual Cops for Inclusion event. The goal was to create a welcoming and safe environment for children on the autism spectrum to learn more about police and ways they help the community. Children and parents were able to…

Snohomish County Public Works advisory committee on ADA issues seeks new members  

Snohomish County Public Works is looking for new members for its Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Advisory Committee. The committee provides feedback for ADA compliance of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. The committee has been providing feedback and recommendations to the county on the ADA compliance of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way since…

Edmonds man helps push through state bill requiring closed-captions in public spaces

It isn’t easy to get a Washington State Senate bill passed, but that’s just what Dean Olson of Edmonds did. Senate Bill 5027 — requiring closed-captions on televisions in all places of public accommodation in Washington state –was unanimously adopted and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee May 10, benefiting people who are hearing impaired. At…