July 1, 2020

Digital transformation pays off big during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic put a new online admissions process to the test this spring, when staff handled more than 8,000 post-baccalaureate and transfer applicants remotely. Now they’re ready to handle 45,000 freshman applications expected this fall. Read how they’re able to do it.

June 22, 2020

No one left behind: COVID-19 pandemic underscores need for accessibility

The ability of students with disabilities to access course materials, class lectures and other critical instructional resources online during this pandemic has served an illuminating lesson. Learn how one student excelled.

June 15, 2020

New center to support accessible technology

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The new Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) launched last week, with $2.5 million invested by Microsoft. CREATE is led by an interdisciplinary team whose mission is to make technology accessible, and to make the world accessible through technology. Campus partners involved in CREATE include the DO-IT Center. Read the…

June 3, 2020

Get 20 tips to improve accessibility of online student services

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Use these tips for designing student services virtually so that even those who have physical, sensory, learning and communications disabilities have equal access to what is being offered online. Student services includes academic advising, tutoring centers, and career services; services for faculty such as human resources and teaching and learning centers; and services that serve…

May 15, 2020

Participate in the IT Accessibility Challenge 2020

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Complete 20 simple actions in the IT Accessibility Challenge 2020 beginning this month and help make websites, Canvas courses, online documents, and videos more accessible.

May 11, 2020

Discuss web accessibility with colleagues at monthly meetup on May 14

Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, at a laptop. He leads the Meetups.

Bring accessibility questions, discuss usability issues and learn what others are doing in this meeting held the second Thursday of the month from 10-11 a.m. and hosted by UW-IT Accessible Technology Services.

May 1, 2020

Free video captioning available

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Free captioning for certain highly visible UW videos is still being offered by Accessible Technology Services (ATS). If you are interested in applying for this service — or know someone at the UW who may be interested — please complete the UW Captioning Service Application. Eligible UW videos include those that are highly visible, high-impact or…

April 23, 2020

Become an IT Accessibility Liaison, join half-day meeting on accessible online teaching

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To participate in the virtual meeting on May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom, please join our growing network of IT Accessibility Liaisons IT Accessibility Liaisons represent their work unit, large or small, in a tri-campus movement to promote the procurement, development, and use of IT that is accessible to everyone, but particularly…

April 16, 2020

Make your online meetings accessible

Ensure everyone who attends Zoom meetings can fully participate and access information by using these universal design strategies.

April 13, 2020

Consider accessibility when teaching online

Learn how to ensure all students, including students with disabilities, have equal access to a fully remote educational experience, and learn about our obligation as an educational institution.

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