Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Washington Secretary of State is committed to providing access to our Web pages for people with disabilities. We strive to make all our programs accessible to all persons, regardless of ability, in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws.

Our website and online services follow the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, level AA. Our goal is that individuals with disabilities can access and use information to an extent that is comparable to those without disabilities.

Non-Discrimination notice

We are an equal opportunity agency and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

How to request an accommodation

If you cannot access information on this site, please contact us.

Contact the ADA Coordinator, Chief of Staff Amanda Doyle

 Email: [email protected]
 Phone: 360-902-4151
 Mailing Address: PO Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220

You may request reasonable access to our programs, services, and activities. Requests may include but are not limited to:

  • Printed materials in alternative formats
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Public meetings and hearings accommodations

To enable us to respond in the manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

ADA-related complaints or grievances

Any individual, group, or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination based on disability with regard to any Office of Secretary of State activity, facility, program, or service is encouraged to contact the Office of Secretary of State’s ADA coordinator to file a complaint.

What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility ensures that people of all abilities can access the same information, do the same tasks, and enjoy the same services. It is beneficial for everyone, but essential for people with disabilities. To learn more, visit the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Introduction to Web Accessibility.