Access Technology Center (ATC)

Service Description

Access technology allows people with disabilities to use computer hardware and software. Examples include text-to-speech, keyboard/mouse alternatives, speech-to-text, refreshable and embossed Braille, writing tools, and more. The Access Technology Center (ATC) on the UW Seattle Campus provides a venue for using, testing, and evaluating this technology. Students, faculty, or staff drop in, call, or send email for information on accommodations for access to hardware, software, or online resources.


UW faculty, UW staff, UW students.

How to Order


Hours of availability: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Available locations: The ATC is located on the ground floor of Mary Gates Hall in room 064.

Other UW Seattle locations for accessible technology can be found at:

Students can request disability-related accommodations from the Disability Resources for Students Office (MGH 011 or call 206-543-8924 or

Staff can request disability-related accommodations from the Disability Services Office (Condon 836 or call 206-543-6450 or


This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee. Use of ATC facilities is free to UW students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.

There are no fees or charges for consulting to UW affiliates. One hour of demonstrations/training is provided at no charge to non-UW parties.

Service Level Description

Same or next-day response to email/phone requests. Follow-up training as needed.

Support Information

Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Location: Mary Gates Hall 064 (basement level)


Last Review Date: 05/12/2015