Accessible Technology

Events & Collaboration

Siteimprove Hackathon

Have you been looking for the right time to tackle your website issues reported by Siteimprove? Maybe you have questions you haven’t had time to ask? Or perhaps you could use a little help in deciphering what those errors and warnings mean?

Please join us at our first UW Siteimprove Hackathon! This is an informal event where attendees will use Siteimprove to find and fix broken links, spelling errors, and accessibility issues on their websites. The goal is to end the day with a measurably higher quality UW website than when we started. The event will kickoff with a brief training and demo on how to use Siteimprove, and individual support will be provided throughout.

  • Friday, October 19th
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Access Technology Center Conference Room
  • 064D Mary Gates Hall

A Siteimprove account is required. For additional information about Siteimprove, including instructions for requesting an account, please see our Siteimprove page.

Please bring your own laptop to the hackathon.

Questions? Contact Anna Marie Golden at amgolden@uw.edu.

Monthly UW Web Accessibility and Usability Meetup

These monthly meetups, formerly known as “Explore with Hadi”, provide an opportunity for UW web developers and designers to discuss accessibility and usability issues in a relaxed, casual setting, and provide friendly feedback on each others’ web projects.  We encourage you to bring your accessibility questions or just join us to see what others are working on. The event is hosted by Hadi Rangin, a web accessibility specialist within UW-IT Accessible Technology Services. Hadi has a Masters degree in computer science and is himself a screen reader user. so it’s a great opportunity to experience how your website might be experienced by someone using assistive technology.

Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 10:00am – 11:00am, in the Access Technology Center (MGH 064D). Refreshments are provided, but bringing along additional refreshments to share is welcome and encouraged!

AccessibleWeb@U

AccessibleWeb@U is a community of UW web designers, developers, and other interested individuals who discuss and share ideas on accessible web design through their online discussion list.