Braille and Alternative Text Production

Service Description

The Access Technology Center (ATC) can emboss Word or HTML files for campus members who need conversion of academic or other UW-related material in Braille format. Tactile graphics production is provided in some circumstances. We provide equipment and expertise in assisting production of accessible academic materials for UW students and work closely with the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office in providing this alternative text service.

Service Options

Braille Embossing Services
Web: washington.edu/itconnect/learn/accessible/atc/accessibility-services/braille-embossing-services

Students requiring academic accommodations should begin the request process through the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office:
Phone: 206-543-8924
Web: depts.washington.edu/uwdrs

Faculty, staff and visitors requesting alternate text should begin the request process through the Disability Services Office:
Phone: 206-543-6450
Web: washington.edu/admin/dso

Eligibility

UW faculty, UW staff, UW students

How to Order

Requests for Braille can be sent via the online form at washington.edu/itconnect/learn/accessible/atc/accessibility-services/braille-embossing-services

For additional questions:

Email: atcenter@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-4144

Availability

Immediate (automated) response to email requests. Most materials available for pickup within two (2) business days. Projects that are extremely long (over 200 Braille pages) or containing graphics to be created in tactile format will take longer.

Price

This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee. There is no charge for UW affiliates; cost-recovery charges may apply for work performed for other institutions.

Service Level Description

Immediate (automated) response to email requests. Most materials available for pickup within two (2) business days. Projects that are extremely long (over 200 Braille pages) or containing graphics to be created in tactile format will take longer. Braille translation is performed with automated translation software. No editing of content will be performed by ATC without prior arrangement.

Additional Information

This service is primarily used by Disability Resources for Students (DRS) and academic departments needing accessible materials for their students. The service is also used by Disability Services Office (DSO) as requested and as needed for faculty, staff, and UW visitors. This service is primarily available to UW affiliates; however, occasional work is performed for other Washington state higher education institutions on a fee basis.

Support Information

Contact: Send email to braille@uw.edu regarding questions about Braille production. See washington.edu/itconnect/learn/accessible/atc/accessibility-services/braille-embossing-services for instructions and online submission form.

Business Hours: Production is performed as needed, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.


Maintenance

Last Review Date: 04/25/2015