man in black sweatshirt and woman with purple jacket sitting in wheelchair talking on a sidewalk
man in black sweatshirt and woman with purple jacket sitting in wheelchair talking on a sidewalk

Awards & Press



  • Induction into the Transportation Coalition Hall of Fame
  • Vision for Justice Award from Puget Sound Sage
  • Transportation Innovator Award from Downtown on the Go


  • Achievement in Audio Description – Media Award from the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project


  • Induction into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind


  • Advocacy Award from the Superfest International Disability Film Festival
  • Convener Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities

And various film festival laurels for our disability rights documentaries!



  • South Seattle Emerald: Rooted in Rights Aims to Create Inclusive Space for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Real Change: Disability, media and what’s next for accomplishment, frustration and connection


  • University of Washington College of Education: Nothing About Us Without Us
  • The Stranger: Disability Groups Say They Didn’t Get the Heads-Up About Sidewalk Cafe Legislation
  • Streets Blog USA: On the ADA’s 30th Anniversary, Remember: Bikes are a Mobility Assistive Device, Too
  • The Urbanist Op-ED: Keep Remote Meetings for Accessibility after Quarantine Ends
  • South Seattle Emerald: Vote for Access: New Video Series Addresses Obstacles Facing Disabled Voters
  • Urbanist: Op-Ed: The System is Broken for Us Already
  • Seattle Times: Could the coronavirus reset society? Questions we should be asking about post-pandemic life
  • Seattle Times: Op-Ed – Coronavirus: Remember students with disabilities in a time of crisis.
  • Seattle Times: How to Get Tested for Coronavirus in Seattle if You Don’t Have a Car
  • Tacoma News Tribune: Disabled UP man demanded a sidewalk so he could vote. His video made the difference
  • The Seattle Times: Legislature OKs bill to let Seattle use traffic cameras to ticket bus-lane, crosswalk violators
  • The Urbanist: Don’t Block the Box Bill Passes State Legislature
  • Crosscut: Washington’s car-dependent transportation system has failed us
  • Real Change News Op-ed: We can aid vulnerable Washingtonians among increasing threat of wildfires
  • Seattle PI: Ahead of possible snow, city warns: Shovel your sidewalks or pay
  • Q13: If you don’t shovel your sidewalk in Seattle during snowfall, you could be fined
  • KOMO: ‘If you’re not ready, get ready:’ Seattle prepares for potential snowfall
  • Seattle Times: Have you bought a shovel yet? Officials urge Seattleites to prepare for possible snow.
  • Real Change News: Winter weather: The lessons learned last year
  • KNKX: ‘Problematic snow’ is in the forecast. So are fines if you don’t clear the sidewalks


  • Seattle Times: Scooters would be allowed in bike lanes, but not on sidewalks, under Seattle proposal
  • Seattle Times: Seattle to lower speed limits amid rising number of traffic deaths
  • Crosscut: Op-Ed: It’s time to make our transportation system less efficient
  • The Oregonian: Lime teams with disability groups, Portland to raise awareness of risks of scooting on sidewalks
  • KOMO: Snow Plows + Rooted in Rights’ Sidewalk Video
  • KING5: Seattle to reduce speed limit on 80 percent of city roads
  • AP: Car tab ballot measure would slash cost but hurt transportation
  • KIRO: RAW: Transit rider talks to anti-tax activist Tim Eyman
  • Crosscut: Who is Tim Eyman and Why Do So Many People Hate Him?
  • Tacoma News Tribune: Video of disabled UP man’s perilous quest to vote grabs the attention of county, city
  • Seattle Times: How Seattle officials are planning for more snow this year
  • Seattle PI: King County only has 50 wheelchair accessible taxi medallions. Advocates have wanted more for years.
  • Urbanist: Angie Schmitt Plots a Way Out of the Pedestrian Safety Crisis During Seattle Visit
  • Crosscut: What happened to Seattle’s powerful bike lobby?
  • Teen Vogue: Disabled People Cannot Be “Expected Losses” in the Climate Crisis
  • Crosscut: People with disabilities need to get around. Seattle needs to make it easier
  • KING5: Seattle looks to address improperly parked bike-share bicycles
  • Seattle Times: 3 steps to make Seattle sidewalks safer for people with disabilities
  • KOMO: Seattle reminds contractors to keep sidewalks clear for disabled pedestrians
  • Seattle Times: ‘Use common sense:’ Here’s the right way to park your Lime or Jump bike
  • Seattle Times: After reporting problems, Seattle cuts the number of Lime and Jump bikes allowed on the streets
  • Seattle Bike Blog: Watch: Rooted In Rights why proper bike share parking is so important
  • Seattle Times: No pity: Town Hall Seattle discussion will focus on supporting disabled children and parents
  • Seattle Times: As scooter popularity grows, here are 4 questions facing scooter-share in Seattle
  • KING5: Seattle considers rolling out electric scooter program
  • Seattle Times: Frustrated by all those bikes in the middle of Seattle sidewalks? You’re not alone.
  • Geekwire: City Council members join public in scooter test rides as Seattle looks to add transportation option
  • Seattle Times: Ask An Expert: Here’s what it’s like to get around Seattle for some people who use a wheelchair
  • KING5: Proposal to use cameras to catch intersection blockers clears state House
  • Crosscut: Icy sidewalks make Seattle dangerous for people with disabilities
  • KIRO: Shocking video shows dangers of ‘blocking the box’ to people in wheelchairs
  • KUOW: For many Seattleites with disabilities, this snow is impassable
  • Seattle Times: ‘B’ grades all around? Assessing the response to February’s historic Seattle-area snowstorms