Category: Accessibility

  • Register for free webinar on the latest accessible technology tools

    September 15, 2022

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    If you produce, influence or are responsible for video assets, join accessibility experts as they discuss the latest in video accessibility, particularly captioning and audio description, during a Zoom presentation, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m.

  • Before you create a survey, know which survey tools are most accessible

    September 7, 2022

    Find out how accessible your surveys are before sending them out, including two that are widely recommended at the UW: Microsoft Forms, which supports UW Groups, and UW Google Forms, which does not.

  • Free captioning training and services available for your videos

    July 15, 2022

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    Apply 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.

  • Celebrate GAAD by learning about IT accessibility

    May 11, 2022

    Computer keyboard with an accessibility green key

    Attend any or all of the free presentations and workshops on various accessibility topics offered by UW-IT Accessible Technology Services as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19. Activities include trainings on web accessibility testing tools, writing good alt text for images, creating accessible charts, accessible tables in Word and PDF, and a…

  • Make PDFs accessible through limited-time free service

    November 10, 2021

    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.

  • Get tips for teaching an accessible online course

    July 28, 2021

    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.

  • Free captioning training and services available for videos

    June 2, 2021

    Laptop has a screenshot from a School of Public Health video showing captions

    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.

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

    May 20, 2021

    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.

  • Improve website accessibility by getting to Zero Errors for GAAD

    May 19, 2021

    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…

  • Join the Zero Errors campaign, improve accessibility for everyone

    May 5, 2021

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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…