Travelers with Disabilities


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all public buildings must be wheelchair accessible along with accessible rest rooms. For travelers with disabilities to Seattle Southside, most hotels and attractions in the State of Washington have been outfitted with wide doorways and wheelchair ramps. In the cities, most sidewalk corners have dropped curbs, and public transportation vehicles are equipped with lifts and moveable seats. It is best to call destinations in advance if you have questions or concerns about handicap accessibility.

Washington State Parks

The Washington State Department of Licensing exempts holders of disability placards and license plates from needing the Discover Pass on State Park Lands. For more information about Washington State Parks and the accessibility features of each park.

National Parks

National Parks in Washington State

US National Parks offer a free access pass for U.S. citizens, or permanent residents, with permanent disabilities. For further NPS accessibility information, please see the following links:

Seattle Southside Hotels

Here is a listing of all of the Seattle Southside hotels that are currently handicap accessible.


Here is a listing of all of the attractions that are currently handicap accessible.


Here is a listing of all of the restaurants that are currently handicap accessible.

Hearing Impaired

Call Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 for TTY-to-voice or voice-to-TTY relays.

Other Resources

Airport Shuttle:

Both the Holiday Inn Seattle Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center hotels are equipped with a handicap accessible airport shuttle service with your stay.

Public Transportation Services

The following public transportation entities have accessibility and reduced rates for people with disabilities:


Metro Transit

Sound Transit


Informative local maps


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