Navigating Campus

Students with disabilities cross the street.

ADA Building Access Guide

The ADA Building Access Guide provides information on accessible entrances and facilities for buildings on the University of Washington Seattle campus. View the ADA Access Guide online.

Accessibility at the Libraries

Upon request, library staff in all units will assist with the retrieval of books and with the use of electronic and other bibliographic resources. Time needed for retrieval will vary depending on staff availability.

Wheelchair accessible study carrels and electronic work stations are available throughout campus libraries.

All computers on the University of Washington Seattle campus come loaded with ZoomText screen magnification software. Specific stations at Suzzallo, Odegaard, Health Sciences, and other locations run more extensive access software suites.

The Media Arcade, located in Allen Library North on the 3rd floor, has video playback equipment capable of displaying closed captioning and one wheelchair accessible VHS/DVD player.

Two students use sports wheelchairs.

Dial-A-Ride Shuttle

Dial-A-Ride is a fare-free shared-ride service that operates Monday to Friday from 7:50 a.m. until 7:25 p.m. excluding university holidays. Shuttles provide rides between 125 designated stop locations within the Seattle campus for UW students, staff, faculty, and visitors who have mobility limitations. Find out more about Dial-A-Ride online.

IMA Accessibility

The IMA Building is ADA accessible and features two elevators; ADA showers and dressing areas in the men’s, women’s, and universal locker rooms; easy access to the IMA pool, including a pool lift; telephones and e-spots at ADA heights;  and ADA accessible restrooms on all four levels.

There also are a number of accessible pieces of fitness equipment, including two Nu-Step exercisers, two arm ergometers, Vita-Glide (upper body), Challenge Circuit 700 (multi-station exercises), and many other benches and single station machines that are accessible. Discover more on the IMA website.