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 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 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 host a webinar on a popular topic related to IT Accessibility. Here’s the schedule of upcoming events in the series:

  • Oct 28: Testing with Screen Readers
  • Nov 4: Document Accessibility
  • Dec 2: Accessibility in Procurement: Reading a VPAT

Video recordings and links to resources are available on the Webinar Series Archives page.

Next Webinar:

The next webinar in the Accessible Technology Webinar Series is Thursday, October 28th at 3:00 pm. Hadi Rangin of the IT Accessibility Team will provide an overview of the major screen reading programs in the market. He will cover basic navigation commands, how to use a screen reader to interact with an application, and how to use a screen reader as a companion tool to verify accessibility issues. Please spread the word!

This event is free but requires registration. Please register for the October 28 webinar and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

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. For more information on becoming a Liaison, see the IT Accessibility Liaisons page.


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.