Accessible Technology

Events & Collaboration

May 19 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Thursday, May 19, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), with a global website at globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org.

To commemorate this day, we encourage you to:

  • Take the #nomouse challenge! (visit nomouse.org for details)
  • Caption a video
  • Check your website/application for possible accessibility improvements
  • Make at least one PDF document accessible
  • Make at least one PDF form accessible

If you need help with any of these activities or would simply enjoy the company of others who are learning and working together on accessibility, please come to the Access Technology Center (Mary Gates Hall, Room 064) from 9am to noon on May 19.

There will be:

  • Free help and training from our team of accessibility experts
  • Free snacks, plus coffee and tea
  • Free #NoMouse T-shirts to the first 30 people who show up
  • Free stickers

We hope to see you there!

Explore with Hadi

“Explore with Hadi” sessions provide an opportunity for UW web developers and designers to discuss accessibility issues in a relaxed, casual setting, and provide friendly feedback on accessibility of 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, 9:00am – 10:00am, 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 and through monthly meetings. Meetings are typically held in Allen Library Auditorium the 4th Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced on the email list.