Accessible Technology

Getting Help with Accessibility

Experiencing inaccessible IT? Please let us know.

The University of Washington (UW) strives to ensure that people with disabilities have access to all services and content, including those delivered using information technology (IT).  If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access UW websites, videos, on-line forms, or other IT, please send a detailed message to

For additional issues or needs related to accessibility or accommodations at the UW, please contact the appropriate office as described below:

Students or faculty supporting students

Staff or faculty

Members of the public


  • The ADA Coordinator is available to consult on questions or concerns related to the University’s compliance with the ADA and to help connect individuals with the appropriate office to address them. Please contact the University’s ADA Coordinator at (206) 221-7932 or
  • To report a physical or architectural barrier, please use the Barrier to Accessibility Report Form.

Need help ensuring your IT is accessible?

If you are a UW faculty or staff member, there are various options available for receiving help with the accessibility of your websites, online documents, or IT procurement decisions.

UW-IT Accessible Technology Services (ATS)

UW-IT ATS provides services that can help you with accessibility of your websites, software, video, and other technologies. Services include:

  • Evaluating websites for accessibility
  • Testing technology products as they’re being considered for procurement
  • Providing presentations and customized training for your web and online course designers and developers, content authors, instructors, and other stakeholder groups
  • Providing demonstrations of assistive and ergonomic technology, scientific equipment, and furniture within an access technology showroom and assisting individuals and campus IT units in making selections
  • Creating and supporting online resources to promote the development, procurement and use of accessible technology campus-wide.

To inquire about or receive services from ATS, drop by the Access Technology Center in Room 064 of Mary Gates Hall, call 206-685-4144 (voice/TTY) or send an email message to

AccessibleWeb@U: Support from the Community

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.  You can subscribe yourself to the list via AccessibleWeb list info page.  For information about monthly meetings, please see our Events & Collaboration page.