Elizabeth Ralston, the founder of the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, is photographed at Olympic Sculpture Park.

Photo by Erika Shultz/Seattle Times. Click on photo to read what Elizabeth says about Universal Design.

About Elizabeth

Dedicated, enthusiastic, and a creative problem solver, Elizabeth is driven to help mission-focused organizations succeed.

She has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions. With a background in public health and nonprofit management, and lived experience as a person with hearing loss, she is poised to coach, guide, and plan for success.

Elizabeth is the founder of the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, a grassroots effort to connect arts and cultural organizations with information and resources to improve accessibility for people of all abilities. The Consortium is the first of its kind in the Seattle area to address inequities in accessing arts events, programs, and spaces. Her creation of the Consortium emerged from deep listening to the arts and disability communities about the gaps in accessibility. Read more about Elizabeth.

“Accessibility is not just a checklist. It’s a philosophy.”

A headshot of Elizabeth, a woman with short, curly, gray, hair. She is wearing a black coat, looking off into the distance.

Photo by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Charina Pitzel 

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Drop me a note if:

You are not sure how to begin integrating accessibility into your organization.

You want to do an accessibility audit of your organization's practices.

Your nonprofit needs help building its capacity.

You are in need of storytelling to communicate program impact or for fundraising purposes.

You are planning a fundraising event and want to make it accessible for all.

What People Say About Elizabeth

"Elizabeth’s work and support of ArtsFund’s annual Digital Celebration of the Arts program was invaluable in moving us towards a more inclusive and accessible event. Not only was she able to guide us through practical steps to make our program more available to all, but she also spent time explaining how these practical steps tied directly to a bigger picture of inclusivity. We are grateful for her work and so proud to have her in our community."

Michael Greer

President & CEO