Accessible Technology

Events & Collaboration

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Accessible Technology Office Hours

Do you have a question about making your website, digital documents, videos, or other information technology accessible? Members of the IT Accessibility Team will be available to answer your questions on the first Thursday of every month, 11:00am – noon, via Zoom. Drop in any time during that hour to say hello or to explore accessibility one-on-one or in small groups with members of our team. Please contact Terrill Thompson at tft@uw.edu if you’d like to attend, and we’ll send you the meeting URL.

Monthly UW Web Accessibility and Usability Meetup

These monthly meetups, formerly known as “Explore with Hadi”, provide an opportunity for UW web developers and designers to discuss accessibility and usability issues in a relaxed, casual setting, and provide friendly feedback on each others’ web projects. We encourage you to bring your accessibility questions or just join us to see what others are working on. Meetings are hosted by Hadi Rangin, a web accessibility specialist with UW-IT Accessible Technology Services. Hadi has a Master’s degree in computer science and is a screen reader user himself, so these meetings are great opportunities to experience how your website might be experienced by someone using assistive technology.

Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 10:00am – 11:00am. Please contact Hadi Rangin at hadir@uw.edu if you’d like to attend, and we’ll send you the meeting URL.

Accessible Technology Webinar Series

On the last Thursday of each month, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, we will host a webinar on a popular topic related to IT Accessibility. Here is the schedule for the first half of 2021:

  • January 28: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Course 
  • February 25: Web Accessibility 
  • March 25: Video Accessibility
  • April 29:  Testing with Screen Readers
  • May 27: Document Accessibility
  • June 24: Alternatives to PDF 

Next Webinar: Accessible Web Content Creation

On February 25, Terrill Thompson and Anna Marie Golden of the IT Accessibility Team will provide a basic introduction to web accessibility, including an overview of web accessibility standards, and specific techniques for ensuring accessibility of headings, images, links, lists, color, tables, and forms. This event is free, but requires registration. To attend, please complete our Webinar Registration Form.

IT Accessibility Liaisons Meetings

IT Accessibility Liaisons are people who represent their work unit, large or small, in a tri-campus movement to promote the procurement, development, and use of IT that is accessible to everyone. The growing network of Liaisons meets three times per year for a half-day training, typically in February, May, and November. Details about the next meeting will be posted here once they’re finalized. For more information on becoming a Liaison, see the IT Accessibility Liaisons page.

AccessibleWeb@U

AccessibleWeb@U is a community of UW web designers, developers, and other interested individuals who discuss and share ideas on accessible web design through their online discussion list.