Seattle Office

3411 S. Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: 206-906-5500
Fax: 206-721-4103

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Directions

The Seattle office of the Department of Services for the Blind is located in Seattle's Collumbia City neighborhodd and can be reached via a variety of travel options.

Please call 800-552-7103 if you need more information on directions to the office.

 

BY KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT

The following Metro Transit bus routes stop near the Department of Services for the Blind's Seattle Office:# 7, # 7 Express, # 8, # 9, # 42, and # 50.

For more information on these routes, or for assistance in planning your trip, please call Metro Transit at 800-542-7876 or 206-553-3000 (TTY 1-877-749-4286) and, for online assistance, visit http://metro.kingcounty.gov.

Metro Transit #7 to Rainier Beach

Metro Transit #7 Express to Rainier Beach

Metro Transit #7 Express to Downtown Seattle

Metro Transit #8 to Seattle Center

Metro Transit #8 to Rainier Beach

Metro Transit #9 to First Hill / Broadway

Metro Transit #9 to Columbia City / Rainier Beach

Metro Transit #50 to Seward Park

Metro Transit #50 to Downtown Seattle

 If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 7 headed to Rainier Beach:

  • Request the bus stop at Alaska and Rainier.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading north) to South Alaska Street.
  • Turn left and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill to 35th Avenue.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading south) to South Alaska Street.
  • This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an audible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the audible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross South Alaska Street.
  • Turn right to face Rainier Avenue South.
  • This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an audible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the accessible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross Rainier Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west) to 35th Avenue South.
  • Cross 35th Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west); turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.  Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 7 Express headed to Rainier Beach:

  • Request the bus stop at Rainier and Edmunds.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading north) on the long block to South Alaska Street.
  • Turn left and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill to 35th Avenue South.
  • Cross 35th Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west), and turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.  Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 7 Express headed to Downtown Seattle:

  • Request the bus stop at Rainier and Edmunds.
  • When you are off the bus, turn left and proceed forward (heading north) to South Angeline Street.
  • Cross South Angeline Street.
  • Continue forward (heading north) to South Alaska Street.
  • Turn left to face Rainier Avenue South.
    This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an audible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the audible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross Rainier Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west) up the hill to 35th Avenue.
    Cross 35th Avenue.
  • Continue forward (heading west), and turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.
    Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 8 headed to Seattle Center:

  • Request the bus stop at Martin Luther King Jr. Way (MLK) and Alaska.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading south) to South Alaska Street.
  • This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an accessible pedestrian signal at this corner.
    Use the push button to activate the accessible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross South Alaska Street.
    Turn left and proceed forward (heading east) on the short block to 31st Avenue South.
  • Cross 31st Avenue South.
    Continue forward (heading east) to 32nd Avenue South.
  • Cross 32nd Avenue South.
    Continue forward (heading east) on the long block.
  • Cross the second driveway, and then turn right onto the intersecting sidewalk with gravel on your left.
    Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 8 headed to Rainier Beach:

  • Request the bus stop at Martin Luther King Jr. Way (MLK) and Alaska.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading north) to South Alaska Street. Turn right to face MLK.
  • This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an audible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the accessible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross MLK Way, including two sets of light rail tracks. Each set will have its own accessible pedestrian signals; including crossing the northbound and southbound MLK traffic.
    Continue forward (heading east) on the short block to 31st Avenue South.
  • Cross 31st Avenue South.
    Continue forward (heading east) to 32nd Avenue South.
  • Cross 32nd Avenue South.
    Continue forward (heading east) on the long block.
  • Cross the second driveway, and then turn right onto the intersecting sidewalk with gravel on your left.  Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right. 

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 9 headed to First Hill, Broadway:

  • Request the bus stop at Rainier and Edmunds.
  • When you are off the bus, turn left and proceed forward (heading north) to South Angeline Street.
  • Cross South Angeline Street.
  • Continue forward (heading north) to South Alaska Street.
  • Turn left to face Rainier Avenue South.
    This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an audible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the audible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross Rainier Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west) up the hill to 35th Avenue.
  • Cross 35th Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west), and turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.
    Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 9 headed to Columbia City, Rainier Beach:

  • Request the bus stop at Rainier and Edmunds.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading north) on the long block to South Alaska Street.
  • Turn left and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill to 35th Avenue.
  • Cross 35th Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading west), and turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.  Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 50 headed to Seward Park:

  • Request the bus stop at 35th and Alaska.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill.
  • Turn left on the sidewalk just past the gravel on your left.  Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 50 headed to Downtown Seattle:

  • Request the bus stop at 35th and Alaska.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading east) to 35th Avenue South.
  • Turn right to face South Alaska Street.
  • This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an accessible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the accessible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross South Alaska Street.
  • Turn right and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill.
  • Turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.
    Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 42 headed to Columbia City:

  • Request the bus stop at 35th and Alaska.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill.
  • Turn left on the sidewalk just past the gravel on your left.
  • Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Metro Transit bus route 42 headed to Pioneer Square:

  • Request the bus stop at 35th and Alaska.
  • When you are off the bus, turn right and proceed forward (heading east) to 35th Avenue South.
  • Turn right to face South Alaska Street.
    This is a lighted intersection with a push button and an accessible pedestrian signal at this corner.
  • Use the push button to activate the accessible pedestrian signal.
  • Cross South Alaska Street.
    Turn right and proceed forward (heading west) up the hill.
  • Turn left on the second sidewalk, just past the gravel on your left.
    Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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BY SOUND TRANSIT (LINK LIGHT RAIL)

Sound Transit LINK Light Rail system has a station near the DSB Seattle Office.
For Sound Transit Link Light Rail information, call 888-889-6368 (TTY Relay 711), or visit http://www.soundtransit.org.

Link Light Rail, Southbound (to SEATAC)

Link Light Rail, Northbound (to Westlake / Downtown Seattle)

If you are traveling on Link Light Rail, Southbound (to SEATAC):

  • Exit the train at the Columbia City Station. (Doors will open to the train operator’s right).
  • Turn right and proceed forward (heading north), keeping the platform edge and tracks to your right.
  • At the end of the ramp down from the station, turn right (face east) and stop.
  • You are now in the crosswalk for the crossing of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Way.
  • Locate and press to activate the accessible pedestrian signal on the small pole to your right. Keep your body behind the tactile warning strip (yellow section of truncated domes on the ground).
  • Cross MLK Way, including 2 sets of light rail tracks.
    Continue forward (heading east) on the short block to 31st Avenue South.
  • Cross 31st Avenue South.
    Continue forward (heading east) to 32nd Avenue South.
  • Cross 32nd Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading east) on the long block.
  • Cross the second driveway, and then turn right onto the intersecting sidewalk with gravel on your left.
    Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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If you are traveling on Link Light Rail, Northbound (to Westlake / Downtown Seattle):

  • Exit the train at the Columbia City Station. (Doors will open to the train operator’s right
  • Turn left and proceed forward (heading north), keeping the platform edge and tracks to your left.
  • At the end of the ramp down from the station, turn right (face east) and stop.
  • You are now in the crosswalk for the crossing of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Way. Locate and press to activate the accessible pedestrian signal on the small pole to your right. Keep your body behind the tactile warning strip (yellow section of truncated domes on the ground).Cross MLK Way.
  • Continue forward (heading east) on the short block to 31st Avenue South.
  • Cross 31st Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading east) to 32nd Avenue South.
  • Cross 32nd Avenue South.
  • Continue forward (heading east) on the long block.
  • Cross the second driveway, and then turn right onto the intersecting sidewalk with gravel on your left.
  • Follow the low brick wall on your left to stairs, which will take you up to our front lobby doors and receptionist. A ramp is located past the stairs, on the right.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 

I-5 South (Private Vehicle)

I-5 North (Private Vehicle)

From the North:

  • Take I-5 S toward Portland.
  • Take Exit 163A toward Columbian Way.
  • Merge onto S Columbian Way.
  • Continue onto 15th Ave S.
  • Slight left at S Columbian Way.
  • Continue onto S Alaska St Destination will be on the right.

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From the South:

  • Take the Interstate 5 N toward Seattle
  • Take exit 157 for Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • Follow Martin Luther King Jr Way S to S Alaska St.
  • Turn right onto S Alaska St.
  • Continue onto S. Alaska St.

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WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES

If using the Washington State Ferry system, you can drive or use mass transit to get to the office. For more information, contact Washington State Ferries at 888-808-7977; 800-833-6385 (Tele-Braille); 800-833-6384 (Voice) extension 3460, or visit their website, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

COLMAN DOCK/SEATTLE TERMINAL

Driving Directions

  • Head northwest on Seattle Ferry Termina
  • Turn right to stay on Seattle Ferry Terminal
  • Continue straight onto Marion St
  • Slight right onto 6th Ave
  • Take the I-5 South ramp on the left to Portland
  • Keep left, follow signs for Interstate 90 E/Bellevue/Spokane/Interstate 5 S/Tacoma
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 5 S/Tacoma/Portland
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Airport Way
  • Keep left, follow signs for SeaTac Airport/Interstate 5 S and merge onto I-5 S
  • Take exit 163A toward Columbian Way
  • Merge onto S Columbian Way
  • Slight right onto 15th Ave S
  • Slight left onto S Columbian Way
  • Continue onto S Alaska St
  • Destination will be on the right

Sound Transit (LINK Light Rail)

  • Walk approximately 1 block SE on Alaskan Way.
  • Turn left on Yesler Way. Walk approximately 2 blocks East on a significant grade on Yesler Way.
  • Turn left on Pedestrian Walk. Walk a short distance North on a significant grade on Pedestrian Walk.
  • Turn left on Pioneer Square Station Acrd. Walk a short distance Northwest on Pioneer Sq Sta Acrd. to Pioneer Square Station Bay C.
  • Take LINK LIGHT RAIL TO SEA TAC.

FAUNTERLOY TERMINAL

Driving Directions

  • Head east on SW Barton St/Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal toward Fauntleroy Way SW
  • Turn left onto Fauntleroy Way SW
  • Continue onto West Seattle Bridge
  • Take the Interstate 5 N exit on the left toward Vancouver B C
  • Keep right, follow signs for Columbian Way/15th Ave S
  • Continue onto S Columbian Way
  • Slight right onto 15th Ave S
  • Slight left onto S Columbian Way
  • Continue onto S Alaska St
  • Destination will be on the right

Sound Transit (LINK Light Rail)

  • Walk approximately 1 block E on Fauntleroy Ferry Trm.
  • Walk straight on SW Barton St. Walk a short distance E on SW Barton St.
  • Turn right on Fauntleroy Way SW. Walk a short distance S on Fauntleroy Way SW.
  • Take RAPIDRIDE C LINE (TO DOWNTOWN SEATTLE) to SW Alaska St & California Ave SW, BAY 1 (EB).
  • Transfer to #50 OTHELLO STATION.