Skip to content

Centers & research

The University of Washington is home to nationally recognized research, scholarship and teaching in the area of disability and accessibility.

Center on Human Development & Disability

The Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington makes important contributions to the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families through a comprehensive array of research, clinical services, training, community outreach, and dissemination activities.

Center for Technology & Disability Studies

Technology can increase access to education, community and employment for people with disabilities. The UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on research, education, advocacy and informatics related to assistive technology and accessible information systems.


CREATE is the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences. Our mission is to make technology accessible and to make the world accessible through technology.

Disability Studies Program

The Disability Studies Program involves a multi-campus, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students, staff, and community members who share an interest in challenging the traditional ways in which disability is constructed in society.


The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT), housed by the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science at University of Washington, develops, translates and deploys open source universally accessible technologies, with a focus on benefiting populations with motor limitations or speech impairment.