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March 2020

Brief webinar released by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Campus Planning Accessibility Guidelines (under Public Resources)

UW Facilities posted revised Planning & Design Accessibility Guidelines for work conducted in built environments across campuses:

February 2020

Updates announced to SGP Chapter 208 – the University’s policy on reasonable accommodation of students with disabilities. Revisions were made to provide clarity around roles and responsibilities, as well as implementation of accommodations.

The revised policy can be viewed by visiting the UW Policy Directory:

Questions can be directed to the Disability Resources for Students office on your campus

January 2020

Come meet the UW’s ADA Coordinator Jan 14th 3:30-5pm in HUB 327. Bree Callahan, the University’s ADA Coordinator, will facilitate a discussion on how we can improve access to UW Resources as well as share some work currently in progress.

*ASL Interpreters will be present for the Meet the ADA Coordinator event

December 2019

“When we secure the rights of people with disabilities, we move closer to achieving the central promise of the 2030 Agenda – to leave no one behind.”  – António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

Visit the United Nations website for more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Campus Offices

Many campus offices and units play a critical role in supporting employees with disabilities, and helping them to thrive in their roles. Among them are:
Disability Services Office
Human Resources, UW Tacoma
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Organizational Excellence and Human Resources, UW Bothell
Transportation Services

Transition plan in action

The University’s accessibility transition plan is bringing real change to the Seattle campus. Work recently completed by UW Facilities and its contracting partners at the N22 parking lot has made the site newly accessible to all members of the University community.  Read more.