City of Seattle Non-Discrimination Policy
City of Seattle: Anti-discrimination Laws
The City of Seattle prohibits discrimination in its programs, services, and facilities based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, caste, age, sex, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, participation in a Section 8 program, the presence of any disability, the use of a service animal by a disabled person, an individual’s actual, potential, perceived, or alleged pregnancy outcomes, and the right of a mother to breastfeed her child. To file a discrimination complaint, please contact the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.
Title VI: Civil Rights Act of 1964
The City of Seattle operates its programs, activities, and services without regard to race, color, and national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. If you experience discrimination and would like to file a complaint, contact the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. More information on the City of Seattle’s Title VI Policy and the procedures to file a complaint may be obtained by:
For language interpretive services: 206-684-4500 / TTY: 7-1-1
810 Third Avenue Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104
TITLE II: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Title II: Americans with Disabilities Act
People with disabilities are entitled to equal opportunity to access City of Seattle services. To request ADA accommodations for a City service or to file a disability- based discrimination complaint, please contact the Citywide ADA Coordinator.
206-684-2489 / TTY: 7-1-1
The Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law since 1988, protects the interests of the disabled community, including those with physical, mental and temporary disabilities (i.e. broken leg with crutches). Disabilities can also be defined as impaired physical & mental symptoms as a result of alcohol or drug dependency. Seattle Center Monorail is ADA compliant in regards to federal regulations, based on our discount fare category for disabled & Medicare card holders. ID cards are issued by King County Metro locally and by Social Security Administration/Medicare at the Federal level.
Further, the Seattle Center boarding platform has an ADA compliant boarding gate (yellow paint, at far east end of platform) for ease of boarding for patrons using a mobility assistance device. Additionally, riders with large strollers should be directed to this gate for ease of boarding. Onboard the trains, two official wheelchair positions are provided (seats have been removed), however, there is room for many more on each train departure. ADA compliant signs with the international accessibility symbol mark the wheelchair-user reserved positions on both trains.
SMS accepts all service animals as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service animals are not limited to dogs, and may also include cats, birds, snakes, or any animal the disabled person determines is of assistance in providing comfort and/or guidance.