Close-up view of a metal steel-gray and black wheelchair.
Close-up view of a metal steel-gray and black wheelchair.

Twede v. University of Washington – ADA consent decree

About the case

Three powerchair and manual wheelchair users sued the University of Washington over hundreds of Americans With Disabilities Act violations at its Seattle campus’s parking facilities.  After extensive litigation, the University agreed to entry of a 15-year consent decree under which, subject to PCVA’s continuing oversight, it will bring the parking facilities into full ADA compliance; create a full-time ADA coordinator position; conduct program access analyses subject to PCVA’s approval for University services and programs served by parking facilities; maintain ADA grievance procedures compliant with law; provide parking-related ADA grievances to PCVA for their review; and use best efforts to train University employees regarding ADA compliance and enforcement of accessible parking requirements and regulations.


  • Settlement: Confidential

Cause Number

  • United States District Court Western District of Washington, No. 2:16-cv-01761-JLR


  • University of Washington


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