Accessible Technology

Getting Help with Accessibility

Experiencing inaccessible IT? Please let us know.

The University of Washington (UW) strives to ensure that people with disabilities have access to all services and content, including those delivered using information technology (IT).  If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access UW websites, videos, on-line forms, or other IT, please send a detailed message to

For additional issues or needs related to accessibility or accommodations at the UW, please contact the appropriate office as described below:

Student Accommodations

Faculty and Staff Accommodations

Accommodations for Members of the Public

Information for Everyone

  • The ADA Coordinator consults and assists members of the University of Washington community with concerns, inquiries, and resources regarding the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. For more details including contact information, see Disability Access and Accommodations.
  • For a map of accessible entrances, elevators, and routes on the UW Seattle campus, see the Access Guide.
  • To report a physical or architectural barrier, please use the Barrier to Accessibility Report Form.

Need help ensuring your IT is accessible?

If you are a UW faculty or staff member, there are various options available for receiving help with the accessibility of your websites, online documents, or IT procurement decisions.

UW-IT Accessible Technology Services (ATS)

UW-IT ATS provides services that can help you with accessibility of your websites, software, video, and other technologies. Services include:

  • Evaluating websites for accessibility
  • Testing technology products as they’re being considered for procurement
  • Providing presentations and customized training for your web and online course designers and developers, content authors, instructors, and other stakeholder groups
  • Providing demonstrations of assistive and ergonomic technology, scientific equipment, and furniture within an access technology showroom and assisting individuals and campus IT units in making selections
  • Creating and supporting online resources to promote the development, procurement and use of accessible technology campus-wide.

To inquire about or receive services from ATS, drop by the Access Technology Center in Room 064 of Mary Gates Hall, call 206-685-4144 (voice/TTY) or send an email message to

Learning Technologies Workshops

ATS offers regularly scheduled workshops on accessible web content creation and accessible document creation. All workshops are free to current UW students, faculty, and staff. For a current schedule, see Learning Technologies Workshops.

AccessibleWeb@U: Support from the Community

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 and through monthly meetings.  You can subscribe yourself to the list via AccessibleWeb list info page.  For information about monthly meetings, please see our Events & Collaboration page.