Disability and Diversity

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The City Council opened its vision for Bellevue with the statement “Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength.” Diversity is defined broadly here, including people with differing abilities as well as races, beliefs and sexual orientations. Our appreciation for people of all abilities is part of what makes Bellevue such a great place to live, work, and play.

Expanding inclusion to people with disabilities happens both internally and throughout the community. Internally, city staff are creating and participating in programming specific to education, advocacy and an interdepartmental commitment to accessibility. Externally, the city’s commitment to encouraging disability inclusion and engagement can be seen through our growing partnerships with local and regional disability advocacy groups, and our efforts to better understand and meet the needs of those with disabilities. Through the council’s vision and the Diversity Advantage initiative, the city will become a more equitable place for all.

ADA and Title VI

The city's Accessibility page offers more information about the city's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.