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July 12, 2018

Attend presentation by renowned disability rights leader on Aug. 1

Headshot of John Kemp

Register for free to attend this thought-provoking exploration of the disability civil rights movement led by celebrated advocate for people with disabilities, John Kemp, on Aug. 1 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building. The event is sponsored by DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at UW.

June 13, 2018

Two graduates find cornerstone to career in accessibility

Alex Mooc and Brandon Mar stand facing a window

Brandon Mar and Alex Mooc have more than their new undergraduate degrees to give them a leg up in the technology job market. They can point to their substantial experience working in accessibility.

Read about them here.

June 1, 2018

Hadi Rangin receives UW Outstanding Staff Award

headshot of Hadi Rangin

Hadi Rangin — an IT accessibility specialist and also blind — champions equal access to technology and promotes accessible design in software applications and tools. He was honored with the 2018 Bob Roseth Outstanding Staff Award by the UW Professional Staff Organization. He advises individuals and groups through collaborations, on-site training, and workshops on accessibility….

May 9, 2018

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 17 at UW

Students discuss together around a table. One woman signs to another. A man is in a wheelchair.

Join an event that includes presentations and demos dedicated to promoting digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. The activities are open to everyone and will be held in Odegaard 220 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Feel free to come to one or attend them all. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability…

April 11, 2018

Register for Accessible IT event on May 11

Participants in discussion at the Accessible IT Institute

Are you responsible for developing, procuring or deploying technology at the UW? Register for this day-long event to learn how to ensure that tools, systems and websites are accessible to everyone, including students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. The UW Accessible IT Capacity Building Institute will be held on the Seattle campus from 8:30…

April 4, 2018

Learn how to create accessible documents on Apr. 16

Computer keyboard with an accessibility green key

Join a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. in Odegaard 102 to learn how to create accessible Word and PowerPoint documents, use the built-in accessibility checker, and export these to create accessible PDF documents. All document creators, from faculty and staff to students, are required to make sure that documents are accessible to individuals who use assistive…

March 12, 2018

New funding to support computing education for K-12 students with disabilities

Teacher working with student at a computer

A new National Science Foundation grant will support an initiative to ensure computing courses are accessible to K-12 students who are blind, deaf or have reading-related disabilities. The grant was awarded to the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the UW’s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT). Learn more…

February 16, 2018

Learn how to comply with state IT accessibility policy

Students using computer

Visit the UW’s accessibility technology website to learn how your unit can comply with the state accessibility policy and ensure that University IT resources are usable to all people, including those with disabilities. All UW units must ensure that information technology resources are usable by people with disabilities. The website includes information on Accessibility Policy…

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…

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