RTC Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

  • Published Monday, October 26, 2020

October is Disability Awareness Month

This year marks the 75th occurrence of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law. Disability Resources Services (DRS) at Renton Technical College would like to highlight media, organizations, and resources about disability, disability history, and services for people with disabilities to celebrate this event.

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month via Zoom text over RTC campus photo in the background.


Overview of Disabilities and Accommodations at Renton Technical College. Director of DRS, Jake Swanke, will introduce the work of DRS on campus and how the office supports students with disabilities. Students, faculty, and staff who would like to learn more about the office's work are encouraged to attend.

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020; resheduled to Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
  • Time: 3-4 p.m.
  • Location: via Zoom
    • Join by Zoom: Zoom Link
    • Meeting ID: 885 9830 9007 
    • Passcode: 059339 
    • One tap mobile 
      • +12532158782, 88598309007# US (Tacoma) 
      • +16699006833, 88598309007# US (San Jose)

It is the policy and practice of Renton Technical College to create inclusive and accessible experiences for students consistent with federal and state law. If you are an individual with a temporary health condition or permanent disability (conditions include, but are not limited to: mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts) that requires accommodations for this event, please contact the Director of Disability Resource Services at (425) 235-2352 x5540 or jswanke@rtc.edu.

Podcasts on Disability

  • The Accessible Stall (series) - "The Accessible Stall is a disability podcast hosted by Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Ladau that keeps it real about issues within the disability community. Because we each have different disabilities and mobility levels, we approach everything we talk about with two unique viewpoints, offering our listeners a fresh insight into how differences in disability can color your experiences and perspectives. And we never shy away from offering our honest opinion. Even if they go against the grain of the disability community at large, we always speak our minds." - theaccessiblestall.com
  • Disarming Disability (series) - "The podcast's mission is to powerfully deconstruct disability through candid conversations with experts exploring topics related to disability. The podcast looks to educate, empower, voice, and build a more inclusive society. Our vision is that people will connect to the history, policy, stories, and research on disability to launch their advocacy efforts and create more inclusive communities." - disarmingdisability.com
  • 99% Invisible: Curb Cuts  - Discusses the history of curb cuts and the broader disability civil rights activism in the 20th century US.


  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution - (Netflix documentary, available in full for free on YouTube.)
  • On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights.