Rolling Walkshop of Pioneer Square and International District (morning tour)

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 10:30am

This event has passed.

Walk away from this session with a better understanding of the inequities of our built environment for people with disabilities. Whether you are in the design field, a planner, an educator, an advocate, or community member, you will experience first hand the challenges to get around as a person who is deaf, blind, or someone who has physical limitations. This unique walkshop showcases the Pioneer Square and the Chinatown International District neighborhoods and the opportunity to be more interconnected through the use of Universal Design principles, which include:

·         equitable use

·         flexibility in use

·         simple and intuitive use

·         perceptible information

·         tolerance for error

·         low physical effort

·         size and space for approach and use


In just over one hour, get a snapshot of large and small design elements that make walking and rolling nearly impossible for all ages and abilities to equitably use our transportation system. Participants will learn from program partner agencies that include the Lighthouse for the Blind, Seattle University, Seattle Department of Transportation, HopeLink,  Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County, Alliance for Pioneer Square, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, Northwest Universal Design Council, and Feet First. Join us as we collectively advocate for achieving a broader perspective to design and policy. Participants will also learn from the Seattle Department of Transportation’s ADA Coordinator about the City’s ADA Transition Plan and steps it is taking to ensure all places are safe, inviting, and accessible for people.


King Street Station

303 South Jackson Street
at outdoor plaza

Seattle, WA 98104