April 23, 2020

Become an IT Accessibility Liaison, join half-day meeting on accessible online teaching

the "in" of "inaccessible" is being erased

To participate in the virtual meeting on May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom, please join our growing network of IT Accessibility Liaisons IT Accessibility Liaisons represent their work unit, large or small, in a tri-campus movement to promote the procurement, development, and use of IT that is accessible to everyone, but particularly…

April 16, 2020

Make your online meetings accessible

Ensure everyone who attends Zoom meetings can fully participate and access information by using these universal design strategies.

April 13, 2020

Consider accessibility when teaching online

Learn how to ensure all students, including students with disabilities, have equal access to a fully remote educational experience, and learn about our obligation as an educational institution.

March 27, 2020

Moving your course online? Here’s how to make it accessible

A person using a computer with accessible technology equipment.

Check out 20 tips for teaching an accessible online class and 30 web accessibility tips, brought to you by theUW’s DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology).

March 18, 2020

Use Ally in Canvas to ensure online content is accessible to all students

Visually impaired working on computer with assistive technology; braille display and screen reader.

A tool called Ally improves accessibility by generating alternative formats of course files — audio, electronic braille, or text readable by a screen reader — in Canvas, the UW’s learning management system. Students can download an alternative format using UW Ally.

March 9, 2020

Make your PDFs accessible with free, limited-time service

Got a PDF that isn’t accessible? Accessible Technology Services will remediate a limited number of inaccessible PDF files without charge for individuals and UW units. To be eligible, materials must be highly visible, high-impact, multiple use, and/or strategic PDF documents, such as those publicly available on a high-use website; documents that will be used multiple…

November 6, 2019

Making IT tools and resources accessible to all

Man in a wheelchair uses computer keyboard

Read how UW Bothell’s Ana Thompson and about 100 other accessibility liaisons are working to bring accessibility to all at the UW.

October 25, 2019

Help make informal science learning more accessible to people with disabilities

Young students checking out a science display

Grad students who work in science fields or participate in informal science learning are invited to join a new Community of Practice focused on making informal science learning more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes students involved in museology, zoos, science centers, science events and others. The effort is part of a…

October 21, 2019

Learn the principles of accessibility in free four-week online course

Visually impaired working on computer with assistive technology; braille display and screen reader.

Sign up today for the online, asynchronous course, Accessibility 101: Principles of Inclusive Design, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 22.  Expected times commitments are 3-4 hours per week. This course will cover the basics of accessibility and universal design for learning, creating accessible documents and email, and accessible web and Canvas content, including how to…

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