Other Resources for CDS Students

Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) 
Provides awareness and prevention information about brain injuries, and support, education and advocacy to people with brain injuries and their families.

Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) 
Provides assistance such as job placement, rehabilitation, and other ways to provide independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) 
1-800-562-1381 (voice)
(425) 347-7997 (TTY)

Provides transportation by Community Transit to eligible individuals who have limited access to transportation due to disability or health issues. Also works with Paratransit Service (in Everett) for locations outside the Community Transit areas.

Disability Rights Washington (DRW)  (formerly Washington Protection & Advocacy System)
1-800-562-2702 (voice)
1-800-905-0209 (TTY)

Provides free advocacy for people with disabilities in such areas as legal services, community education, disability rights information, referrals, help with abuse and neglect, and other issues.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) 
Provides services such as vocational training, job placement, counseling, and other services to individuals with disabilities who would like to work but need assistance due to a disability.

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC) 
1-888-222-5036 (voice)
1-800-761-2821 (TTY)
(206) 452-7953 (videophone)

Provides services and support to individuals and families of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech difficulties.

Learning Ally 
Provides books on tape or CD for accessibility to people with vision impairments, dyslexia, and other disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDAWA) 
(425) 882-0820
Provides services, support, referral information and community education for people with learning disabilities.

Natural Reader 
Provides free downloadable text-to-speech software to read text aloud for people with vision impairments, dyslexia, or other disabilities.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 
1-800-872-5327 (voice)
1-800-437-0833 (TTY)

Provides services such as complaint resolution and compliance reviews for students experiencing discrimination.

Paratransit Service 
(425) 257-8801
Provides transportation in Everett to eligible individuals who have limited access to transportation due to disability or health issues. Also works with Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) to provide transportation outside the Everett area.

Seattle Deaf-Blind Service Center 
(206) 323-9178 (TTY)
(206) 455-7932 (Videophone)
(866) 238-8216 (for hearing callers)

Provides referrals, advocacy, and other services to deaf-blind people.

Washington State Human Rights Commission 
1-800-233-3247 (voice)
1-800-300-7525 (TTY)

Works to promote civil rights for people with disabilities, and handles complaints and violations regarding disability and accessibility issues.

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) 
1-800-542-0866 (voice)
(206) 615-0418 (TTY)

Houses a large collection of books and magazines on tape and in Braille available for check-out by eligible individuals and public facilities.