ATC - Accessibility Consulting
The University of Washington seeks to provide access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. Making all of the University's electronic resources universally accessible is a crucial part of this continuing mission.
The Access Technology Center (ATC) staff can assist you in the process of designing and testing accessible facilities and information resources. Examples of what we do include:
- Demonstrations of access hardware and software.
- Assistance in determining the appropriate combination of hardware and software to meet an individual's needs.
- Conversion to and production of materials in alternative formats (electronic, braille, large-print, etc.).
- Testing the accessibility of electronic resources (via screen, keyboard, speech input, speech output, etc.).
Listed below are some more in-depth resources and suggested starting points for making your part of the UW Universe accessible to all:
- Equal Access: Computer Labs -- Describes the steps necessary to make computing facilities accessible to all
- For UW-specific computer labs, the Equal Access: UW Computer Labs document will provide information about campus resources.
- Making UW Web Sites Accessible to Everyone: Guidelines for University of Washington webmasters
- The UW AccessibleWeb email discussion list is the place to go for campus discussion on accessible design of electronic resources.
- For a thorough list of resources concerning accessible design, see Technology and Universal Design from DO-IT.
- Worldwide Access: Accessible Web Design -- Accessible design principles primer
Whether you require Accessible Technology 101 or have a detailed question concerning accessible web design, come see us!