Category: Accessibility

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

the "in" of "inaccessible" is being erased

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 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

Line drawing of man working at a computer

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

Wooden figures on stack of planks.

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.

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