- All legislative buildings have designated disabled parking and entrance ramps to provide easy access. Each building on the campus has at least one door that is accessible by wheelchair.
- Legislative hearing rooms in the Cherberg and O'Brien buildings are accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Each hearing room has an accessible entrance and a designated wheelchair seating area.
- If additional assistance is required, please contact the appropriate
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.
Map showing accessibility areas on the Capitol Campus (PDF 948 kb)
Auxiliary Aids for Communication
TTY-Assitance. Any legislative number can be reached via the state
Telephone Relay Service at 1.800.833.6384 (voice) or 1.800.833.6388 (TTY).
Assistive Listening Devices. Assistive listening devices are available by request and may be used at any seat in the Hearing Rooms, select conference rooms, and public galleries in the House and Senate Chambers. Headsets with induction neck-loops are available for persons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a "T" switch. Ask your audiologist whether your hearing aid or cochlear implant has a "T" switch (telecoil) and how to use it with an assistive listening headset. Requests for headsets and neck-loops should be directed to Senate or House Security staff.
Interpreters and Readers. If you need a sign language interpreter or reader, please contact the appropriate staff person or
ADA coordinator, in advance. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help to ensure availability.
- Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). This "real time captioning" service can be requested for committee hearings for those who are deaf or have hearing loss. Please contact the appropriate staff person or ADA coordinator, in advance. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help to ensure availability.
Documents in Alternate Formats. If you need a legislative document in an alternate format, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape, contact the appropriate staff person or
ADA coordinator. Please give as much advance notice as possible, as it may take significant time to meet certain requests.
The Senate, the House of Representatives, and Legislative Support Services (LSS) have appointed ADA Coordinators to coordinate the implementation of the ADA and to provide assistance if questions or concerns arise. The ADA Coordinators are:
107 John A. Cherberg Building
PO Box 40482
Olympia, WA 98504-0482
Technology & Facilities Director
336C Legislative Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
HR Business Partner
Legislative Support Services
P.O. Box 40500
Olympia, WA 98504-0500
These coordinators only support access and communication to legislative activities and facilities.