Accessible Technology


March 21, 2020

Considering Accessibility when Teaching Online

Terrill Thompson

Kenneth Marcus of OCR delivering his video message

On March 6, the University of Washington (UW) announced that it would no longer be meeting in person due to the threat posed by COVID-19. For the remainder of winter quarter, classes and/or exams would be conducted remotely. The UW was the first public university in the United States to take this action, but since…

February 5, 2020

We couldn’t do it without Liaisons!

Terrill Thompson

Candy hearts with catchy slogans #uwa11y, #nomouse, and I caption my videos

There are various groups at the University of Washington (UW) whose primary responsibility is accessibility. Accessible Technology Services (ATS) within UW-IT is one of these groups, and our focus is on accessibility of information technology (IT). The UW has created, procured, and/or used a massive amount of IT: Hundreds of thousands of web pages; millions…

January 8, 2020

UW Accessible Technology in 2020

Terrill Thompson

Celebratory artwork with champagne, balloons and streamers

Welcome to 2020! We in UW-IT Accessible Technology Services (ATS) are excited for the new year and new decade. We wrapped up 2019 with momentum: On November 13, 36 people participated in the Fall meeting of the IT Accessibility Liaisons network. The meeting was a “strategies session,” focusing on implementing IT accessibility within units or…