In existence since 1977, the nonprofit Alliance of People with disAbilities (206/545-7055 or 877/539-0212, www.disabilitypride.org ) works to provide advocacy, education, and other assistance for people with significant disabilities. The Washington Department of Transportation’s website (www.wsdot.wa.gov/choices ) has details on accessible transportation choices. Wheelchair Getaways (888/376-1500, www.wheelchairgetaways.com ) rents wheelchair-friendly vans in Seattle .
Washington is a leader in developing barrier-free recreation sites on federal and state lands, and the state publishes a detailed Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide. Find it at visitors centers, by calling 360/902-3000, or on the Web at www.parks.wa.gov/ada-rec . See also Accessible Trails in Washington’s Backcountry, published by The Mountaineers (www.mountaineers.org ).