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.

May 8, 2020

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee proposal

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The Student Technology Fee Committee is accepting proposals for spring quarter 2020 to fund projects that help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational, research and other goals. Proposals this quarter are reviewed on a rolling basis.

May 6, 2020

Strengthen your password security for World Password Day on May 7

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Get tips in this video for smart computing, including strengthening your password by using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for strong passwords and avoiding using the same password for multiple websites, accounts and applications.

May 5, 2020

Delivering innovative technology solutions to the frontlines of COVID-19

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Learn how teams rushed to deliver critical technology to locations never before attempted – in record time – to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. Read the full story.

May 4, 2020

Zoom your way to better accessibility knowledge

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Drop in anytime from 11 a.m.-noon May 7 to connect with members of the IT Accessibility Team and get answers to your questions about web, software, document, or video accessibility. We’ll be using breakout rooms as needed so all participants can get their accessibility questions answered. Visit our events page for details.

May 1, 2020

Free video captioning available

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Free captioning for certain highly visible UW videos is still being offered by Accessible Technology Services (ATS). If you are interested in applying for this service — or know someone at the UW who may be interested — please complete the UW Captioning Service Application. Eligible UW videos include those that are highly visible, high-impact or multiple use, including those available on a public website or used multiple times in a course. ATS also trains individuals on how to caption videos. Visit the Creating Accessible Videos website.

April 30, 2020

Slight increases in TRF will help address cybersecurity risks

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The FY 2021 Technology Recharge Fee, effective July 1, will increase slightly for academic, administrative units and medical centers to help address cybersecurity challenges — with an additional $250,000 in permanent funding. Read more about the TRF fee.

April 27, 2020

Join Tech Talks virtually on Apr. 30 from 10 to noon

Learn how automation can enforce some web accessibility; responding to misuse of technology to target, harass and coerce individuals; and get a brief history of UW’s Student Systems. Find out more about the speakers and these talks.

April 24, 2020

Protect yourself from scams with these security tips

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Take these steps now to secure your computers, devices, collaboration platforms and home networks. Remember that phishing campaigns and other scams are targeting new remote working conditions, fears about the coronavirus and expectations around the stimulus checks to try to trick people into giving up personal and banking information.

April 23, 2020

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

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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 to students, faculty and staff with disabilities. Learn more about IT Accessibility Liaisons.

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