A state/federal program to share medically related disability costs using Medicaid (MA) funds in schools for certain services for eligible children.
Paratransit service operated by King County Metro. ADA Americans with Disabilities Act. ADAAG Americans with Disabilities Act Design Guidelines.
for disabled people means the right to full and equal participation in all areas of society including independent access to buildings, transport, information and employment. Negative attitudes and assumptions can also block access. Access is often used to refer only to the physical environment such as being able to get into buildings, transport, housing etc. See Social Model of Disability.
Physical accessibility, as well as the provision of appropriate accommodations to ensure use of programs by persons with disabilities.
Providing a barrier-free environment, accommodations, or changes in policies, procedures, or the built environment to ensure that everyone can participate fully in activities.
Identifying barriers which prevent participation and developing strategies to dismantle them. These barriers may be: Physical Are buildings, collections, events, physically accessible to everyone? Intellectual Do they exclude people who do not have extensive background knowledge or people for whom English is an additional language? Can they be used by people with learning disabilities? Cultural Do we reflect and represent the interests, life experiences and culture of the community served? Attitudinal Is the environment welcoming, especially to new users? Do staff have an open attitude to diversity? Are we focusing on our users and potential users? Financial Do any charges made deter people on low incomes? Can families, pensioners, unemployed people afford to use our services