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Nominate Someone for an Award Today!

Deadline Extended Until September 22

Gold Stars
Washington Access Fund is now seeking nominations for our 2016 Awards Program. Help us recognize those individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made noteworthy efforts to include, serve, and help people with disabilities in Washington and Oregon this past year.

Submit your Online Nomination Form today!

Past Awardees include Microsoft’s Disability Answer Desk, Ark Lodge Cinemas, Skihawks Racing Team, and Melissa “echo” Greenlee, founder of

Outstanding Award nominees will exhibit drive, dedication, originality, and inclusion in one of five Award Categories:

  • Innovation Award
  • Best Practices Award
  • Recreational Engagement Award
  • Frances Pennell Economic Opportunity Award
  • Ron Adams Outstanding Client Award

The 2016 Awards winners will be presented at our third annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Deadline to submit nominations is September 15th, 2016. Click here for complete details.

Thank You Friends!

We’d like to extend a giant thank you to the 35 friends, clients, board members and community supporters who attended our Friends Appreciation Social last Wednesday, June 8th.

We are especially grateful to Urban Hardwoods for hosting us again this year. Thanks also to Il Terrazzo Carmine and Cloudburst Brewing for their generous donations of food and drink.

If you missed this event, please be sure and mark your calendar for our annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.

We look forward to another year of connection and celebration with people like you who care about promoting access to assistive technology and economic opportunity for people with disabilities.

You’re Invited: June 8th Friends Appreciation Social

Friends Appreciation Invitation Postcard

We want to say Thank You! Join us next week for our Friends Appreciation Social. Experience the beautiful, natural ambiance of Urban Hardwoods Seattle showroom and enjoy free snacks and refreshments with friends, clients, sponsors, and community members who share your passion and support for Washington Access Fund.

Please RSVP: or (206) 328-5116.

Wednesday, June 8th
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Drop in when you can make it.
Urban Hardwoods: 2101 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 map

Parking available on street or in the garage at 65 Leonora St.

Join Our Team

Washington Access Fund is now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 AmeriCorps position: Financial Sustainability Project Coordinator.

This is a unique opportunity for cutting edge work with a small nonprofit staff dedicated to helping people with disabilities purchase assistive technology and achieve independence.

You can find the full position description and information about the application process at

Get FREE Tax Help

April 15th is less than a month away, have you filed your taxes yet?

Don’t worry, there’s still time and lots of free resources to help. However, we recommend you don’t wait until the last minute.

The United Way is offering a Free Tax Campaign from now until April 21, 2016 for households earning $62,000 or less. In King County alone, you can stop in to any of 24 locations with daytime, evening, and weekend hours for assistance in many languages provided by IRS certified volunteers. No appointments needed and no fees.

Not in King County, no problem! Visit to find free tax help wherever you live.

To learn more about this program, including what items you’ll need to have on-hand in order to file your 2016 return, check out the IRS webpage or call 1-800-906-9887.