Category: Accessibility

July 28, 2021

Get tips for teaching an accessible online course

Sign up for tomorrow’s 3 p.m. Accessible Technology Webinar and pick up great tips on teaching an accessible online course. Also, if you missed the June webinars, “Alternatives to PDF” and “Accessibility in Procurement,” the recordings are now available. See the Accessible Technology Webinar Series page for links to all of the archives.

June 2, 2021

Free captioning training and services available for videos

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Learn how to get your high-impact videos captioned without charge by UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services. Many of UW’s videos made by various groups for YouTube are not captioned, or rely on YouTube’s auto-generated captions, which are most often not accurate enough.

May 20, 2021

Join event on increasing participation of women with disabilities in STEM Careers

Join AccessADVANCE on May 25 and 27, 9 a.m. to noon, to discuss the recruitment and participation of women with disabilities in academic STEM careers.

May 19, 2021

Improve website accessibility by getting to Zero Errors for GAAD

Join Global Accessibility Awareness Day activities tomorrow, May 20, and take part in UW’s Zero Errors campaign, which seeks better accessibility in all UW websites. If you are responsible for one or more websites, online courses, videos, or publicly available digital documents, please take time to learn about — and use — one or more…

May 5, 2021

Join the Zero Errors campaign, improve accessibility for everyone

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Join your peers in a university-wide effort starting this month to use accessibility checkers to reduce — or eliminate — accessibility errors from UW websites, online courses, and other digital resources. Throughout May, UW-IT Accessible Technology Services will be providing support, training, and encouraging UW employees to eliminate the measurable accessibility errors in their websites…

December 10, 2020

New book by UW accessibility expert stresses step-by-step strategies to improve higher ed

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Learn how physical spaces, learning materials and activities, technology and digital resources, and campus services can be made to be welcoming and accessible to all students. In DO-IT Director Sheryl Burgstahler’s new book, Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education, Burgstahler gives a step-by-step guide for putting the principles of universal design (UD) into action…

October 26, 2020

Make PDFs accessible through limited-time free service

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A free service to remediate PDFs to make them more accessible is available for highly visible, high-impact, multiple-use documents. Get details, and help spread the word about this service for the UW.

October 19, 2020

Join your colleagues in celebration of accessibility, Oct. 21

October marks the end of the six-month IT Accessibility Challenge, and UW departments and units are gathering via Zoom to celebrate multiple accomplishments. Join them October 21, from 1-2:30 p.m. October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Washington State Disability History Month, so there’s plenty to celebrate.

September 25, 2020

UW receives $1 million to further advancement of women with disabilities in STEM Careers

Read how UW-IT’s DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) is partnering with Prof. Cecilia Aragon and others on a new project to advance the career of women with disabilities in STEM fields. Aragon, a professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, hopes the project will address systemic issues that impact career advancement…

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 first year student applications expected this fall. Read how they’re able to do it.

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