In Honor of Sue Ammeter

Sue Ammeter in the halls of the state capitol in Olympia.

Sue Ammeter speaking on-stage at the Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Celebration in Seattle

For more than 40 years, Sue Ammeter has been a force in the civil rights/disability rights movement - both in the State of Washington and nationally - a huge advocate for the agency, for the community, and for those who sought her counsel and support.

Sue’s impact includes working to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act to make equal opportunity a reality for all Americans with disabilities. Sue worked tirelessly for Washington State, King County, and the City of Seattle in the areas of civil rights, disability accommodations, and employee training.

She served as Chair of the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, Chair of the Washington State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind, and Chair of the Patron Advisory Council for the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. Sue also served as President of the Washington Council of the Blind, and sat on the Board of Directors of the American Council of the Blind and the Assistive Technology Program Advisory Council.