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November 29, 2017

Submit application for free UW video captioning

Bergstrom and West: Calling B.S. in the Age of Big Data talking about why they captioned their lectures

You can apply to have your UW video captioned by UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services for no charge, making it more accessible to everyone. Eligible videos must be widely available and used multiple times. More than 450 videos from UW departments and units have already been captioned for free, totaling over 140 hours. To learn more…

November 21, 2017

Laying the groundwork for a more diverse population at UW and beyond

Students working together

Learn how AccessEngineering, AccessComputing and the DO-IT Center maximize the potential of people with disabilities in academic programs and encourage accessibility, universal design, and inclusivity in curriculum and instruction. Among their activities is a holiday toy hack event at UW Seattle where engineering students learn how to reconfigure toys to make them more accessible for…

September 15, 2017

DO-IT Scholars program featured on UW 360

DO-IT Scholars

UWTV showcases how a summer program empowers high school students with disabilities to succeed in college. The program, offered by the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center since 1992, boosts the confidence of students with disabilities and teaches them how to advocate for themselves. Participating students get access to technology, college preparation, peer support…

August 9, 2017

UW’s DO-IT Center honored with national award for its youth mentoring programs

K Wheeler is a DO-IT mentor

Thanks to its extensive mentoring programs, the UW’s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT) Center was named among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Susan M. Daniels Mentoring Hall of Fame award by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition. “We are honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” said Sheryl Burgstahler, who founded and…

July 18, 2017

DO-IT event on July 25 celebrates 25 years of empowering people with disabilities

Group of people together

RSVP to attend the event, featuring speakers from the UW Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology (DO-IT) Center and an awards ceremony honoring those whose work has benefited people with disabilities. DO-IT promotes equal access — in both the classroom and the workplace — to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make communities more…

July 14, 2017

UW Bothell’s IT champions universal design principles to support students

Student in wheelchair working with a classmate

The Universal Design for Active Learning at UW Bothell promotes equitable access to electronic materials, best practices in course design and teaching, and active learning and engagement. Universal design refers to spaces, environments and products that are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. A year old, the initiative has influenced the integration of…

May 5, 2017

Sign up to be an IT Accessibility Liaison

People talking together

Promote accessible IT by joining new network of liaisons being established across UW’s three campuses who learn about accessible technology resources and share that information with their respective units.  Coordinated by Accessible Technology Services, the liaison program is part of the IT Accessibility Initiative that encourages the procurement, development, and use of IT that is accessible…

May 3, 2017

Institute creates resources, action plans to make engineering programs more accessible

Participants of institute in discussion

Making engineering programs more accessible was the focus of an Accessibility Capacity Building Institute held at the UW April 19-21. Faculty, students, disability service providers and professionals with disabilities came together to create resources and action plans for incorporating accessibility and universal design content in engineering programs. The event featured a workshop led by Dan…

March 24, 2017

UW Accessible IT Capacity Building Institute to build knowledge, skills

Group of people discussing

The UW Accessible IT Capacity Building Institute on April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will explore how to develop, procure and use technology that is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Sponsored by UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services, the Institute provides information on accessibility and opportunities to discuss how to implement policies that…

March 1, 2017

Learn to design accessible PDFs – for free

close up of business man hand working on laptop computer

Find out how to make PDFs accessible with online training provided by Lynda.com. No subscription? No problem. Learn how a public library card can get you free access on the DO-IT website. Remember, a new state policy requires information posted on University websites to be accessible. PDFs need bookmarks, alternative text and other information to…

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