Accessible Technology

IT Accessibility Progress & Plan

Progress

The University of Washington has a long history of working to address accessibility issues related to technology. For a list of activities and accomplishments, see our IT Accessibility Progress page.

Future Plan

Current efforts build on these earlier efforts. Following is a list of short term goals and activities geared toward addressing accessibility of new and existing information technologies.

2017
Accessible Technology Services will continue to enhance the Accessible Technology website to make content more complete, to make it easier for users to find information they are looking for, and to create and post more “how to” pages and videos.
2017
Accessible Technology Services and the IT Accessibility Task Force will continue to pull together stakeholders to address requirements of State Policy #188.
2017
The IT Accessibility Task Force will explore new ways to expand the reach of SiteImprove by (1) shrinking the crawls of inactive sites in favor of crawling new sites whose owners would like to participate, (2) promoting training opportunities to ensure more consistent use of the tool, (3) reaching out individually to SiteImprove users with an offer of support, and (4) building community by establishing a SiteImprove user group.
2017, March
Increase IT accessibility training opportunities through UW-IT’s Learning Technologies unit.
2017, March
Create initial database for accessibility audit and remediation plans for IT campus-wide.
2017, March
Develop procedures/processes for multiple operations and stakeholder groups (e.g., online instructors, academic departments, engagement with vendors).
2017, March
Update UW IT Accessibility Guidelines.
2017, April
Conduct UW IT Accessibility Capacity Building Institute.