IT Connect
Your connection to information technology at the UW

Access Technology Center

Is the ATC Open?

In order to increase precautionary health measures, we are aligning with the university message and will be holding all appointments via phone/video/email. Our office in Mary Gates Hall will be closed to the public until further notice, but staff will be available remotely for questions and meetings. We will maintain remote meetings until further notice and more information is provided from campus leadership.

How Do I Make My Materials Accessible Online?

Please see the extensive resources at the UW Accessibility website for more information on ensuring your course or information content is accessible.

What Is the ATC?


The Access Technology Center (ATC) serves users with disabilities, allowing full use of campus computing resources. ATC hardware and software provides braille, alternate document formatting and magnification for blind/low-vision users, keyboard/mouse alternatives, speech-input software, and more. ATC staff provides accessibility consultations and instructs users in accessible hardware and software basics.

Workstations with specialized software are located throughout the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG) and Suzzallo Library (SUZ).

ATC Services

We offer a suite of services to students, faculty and staff wishing to assess and improve accessibility of UW facilities.

ATC Hardware and Software

The Access Technology Center offers a wide array of hardware and software optimized for people with visual, cognitive/learning, speech, motor and other disabilities.

ATC News

Accessible IT Guidelines for the University of Washington are now published.

The ATC provides assistance and resources to help faculty create PDF documents accessible to all students.

Contact the ATC

Individuals and offices at the UW may contact ATC staff for individual consultations and accessibility recommendations, as well as to schedule tours and other services.

Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 064
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Manager: Dan Comden,
Voice/TTY: 206-685-4144