Photo of a school bus from the back driving down a road lined with trees.

Why A Teacher Carrying a Disabled Student on His Back Shouldn’t Be News

Once again, an abled person recently went viral for including a disabled person in everyday activities.  That means it’s (*checks calendar*) a day ending in Y. This time, a teacher is being lavished with praise for volunteering to carry Ryan
Amandeep walking on the sidewalk with their white cane

Amandeep: With Transit, The Things I Want to Do, I Can Do

Amandeep moved to Lynwood five years ago from India. Thanks to public transit, she now has the opportunity to go to school and start a career. Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 could take that away.
Street view of a sidewalk

Sidewalks Are A Critical – Yet They’re Still Missing on Some Seattle Arterials

Disabled folks and other pedestrians rely on sidewalks to get where we need to go, yet a quarter of blocks in Seattle are missing sidewalks, including 1,800 blocks on arterial streets that lack a safe place to walk.
A row of people with their backs to the camera, each holding a sign with one letter of the word "Enough"

Stop Blaming Mental Illness for Evil Behavior

Content note: mental illness, inpatient psychiatric treatment, gun violence The worst experience of my life occurred during my fourth round of inpatient psychiatric treatment in 2016. Having used up all of my Medicare days at one of the country’s best…
Krystal is wheeling up to get on a bus lift.

Krystal: Transportation Provides Independence

Krystal relies on transit to get to the Lakewood Center. If Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 passes, she could be stuck at home.
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!
Photo of a smartphone, a notebook and pen, and a cup of coffee on a wooden table. Written in the notebook is "internship, experience, learning, exposure, practice."

Why Internships Are Important for Young Disabled People: A Reflection from a Rooted in Rights Intern

My experience interning at Rooted In Rights was a great one. During my time there, I gained a lot of skills I can use in the workplace. Here’s just some of what I learned and accomplished: Have a Professional Email…
Jonah on a transit ride

Jonah: Without Transit, My Mom Would Have to Drive Me

Jonah lives in Spokane and relies on public transit. Hear why he thinks Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 is such a bad deal for Washington.
Woman on street corner

Traffic Signals that Work for All Pedestrians!

Seattle City Council is considering a resolution to ask Seattle Department of Transportation to create a traffic signals policy that would prioritize pedestrians. Hear Carol explain why this matters, and how slower crossing speeds help pedestrians of all ages