The University of Washington strives to foster inclusive, supportive work environments where individuals are encouraged and able to bring their full selves to the workplace.
Ergonomics is the practice of fitting the job to the individual, which can help prevent work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Environmental Health & Safety provides guidance to UW personnel who have ergonomic questions and concerns.
University of Washington Human Resources(UWHR) offers resources about creating a successful hybrid environment by designing for inclusion. Additional information about teleworking is available on the UWHR website.
Virtual meetings, group work, and training are some ways the UW operates successfully across our large institution. Conducting operational functions virtually can take some additional preparation and consideration to be successful. Review practices to make your meetings, group work, or online training accessible.
Training opportunities on accessibility
Developing, practicing, and implementing accessibility practices is ongoing given the evolving nature of academic and workplace environments. To support and enhance skills and broaden accessibility awareness, here are some training opportunities and resources the UW provides:
- Accessibility 101 self-paced online course
- Inclusive teaching resources
- Accessible technology training opportunities
- Making digital content accessible
Workplace inclusion resources
The Autism @ Work Playbook is the product of a collaborative research project, Autism-Ready Workplace: Creating and Sustaining Autism Hiring Initiatives, led by Dr. Hala Annabi, an associate professor at the UW Information School.
UWHR is dedicated to a future where all staff are valued, and inclusive and equitable practices are embedded in the culture of who we are as an institution and employer.