A blanket of snow covers an open space; a sidewalk buried underneath a sheet of icy packed snow.

Victory! Seattle Emphasizes the Importance of Clearing Sidewalks in Snow Emergencies

As we get ready for snow, we're really glad to see the City of Seattle emphasize the importance of keeping sidewalks accessible!
Rachel watches a DO-IT Scholar edit a video on an iPad.

Rooted in Rights Team Highlights from 2019

We’re brimming with stories to share! Help Rooted in Rights make real change by centering the voices and experiences of people with disabilities.
People in the rain on sidewalk with person in orange WSDOT vest

Celebrating 2019 Transportation Wins – and Looking Towards 2020

Disabled Pedestrian Safety With the Moving All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) Coalition, we won legislation calling for the City of Seattle to adopt a new comprehensive signals policy that would include more time to cross the street and give  pedestrians
Vanessa and Anna accept award from Puget Sound Sage

Rooted in Rights Wins Three Community Awards for Authentic Advocacy

This year, Rooted in Rights received three awards in recognition for our groundbreaking storytelling on transportation and access. See what these community organizations are saying about our work!
two broken escalators at Sound Transit station

Let us know – how are you impacted by broken Sound Transit elevators and escalators?

We want to hear from you how the frequent outages of Sound Transit elevators and escalators impact your mobility and ability to get where you need to go.
Census 2020 envelope

Casting Call: Census 2020 Videos

Video Concept Format: A series of three videos where community members speak to camera to discuss the top reasons people with disabilities don’t complete the census and counter these arguments with their experience and knowledge. Challenge #1:  “Does it really
Clark points to giant posters of snow covered streets

Victory! Seattle City Council Passes Resolutions that Will Increase Access on Our Sidewalks and Intersections

On September 30, the Seattle City Council approved two resolutions to make our sidewalks and intersections safer and more accessible for disabled folks, and more usable for all pedestrians!
Anna speaks at 976 press conference

Program Director Anna Zivarts’ Statement On Washington’s Initiative 976

Nearly 13 percent of people in Washington State have mobility-limiting disabilities. Many of us don’t have driver’s licenses, or access to a car. It’s not just disabled folks who are transit dependent – it’s also our youth, our elders, immigrants
Taxi signage with wheelchair symbol

Our region needs more wheelchair accessible taxis

September 13, 2019   Dear Mayor Durkan,    Currently there are only fifty wheelchair accessible taxis (WAT) to serve our 2.2 million residents of King County.    WATs are an essential piece of our transportation network, but customers often have