ADA Transition Plan

Accessibility Survey and Assessment

The University of Washington seeks to create environments that are welcoming and accessible to all. In addition, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over, facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use should develop a Transition Plan, to lead their efforts in meeting accessibility standards.

In Spring 2019, the University of Washington began the process of developing a new comprehensive built environment accessibility improvement plan.  This will be accomplished through phases and aspects that will be ongoing for years to come. Work has already begun to identify and inventory campus points of entry (i.e. parking lots, load/unload areas, transit stops), program access, and pathways (i.e. sidewalks). This inventory will inform the creation of an updated Transition Plan that will lead to improving these areas, as needed, over time.

The process will begin with assessing the physical sites and facilities of the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses using the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The current survey and assessment phase is focused on exterior facilities, including:

• accessible paths of travel
• parking
• transportation
• exterior signage, and,
• estimated cost ranges for the improvements recommended

If you have specific questions on the assessment project you can contact:

University Environmental and Land Use Planner
UW Facilities Asset Management
206.543.2425 (Voice & Relay)

Campus specific user feedback surveys links

• Health Sciences Survey (completed, visit soon for the summary)
• Tacoma Survey (completed, visit soon for the summary)

We heard you, summaries of  survey feedback

UW Seattle Outreach Summary

UW Bothell Outreach Summary

Tri-Campus Plan Development

This work will help the University of Washington develop criteria for implementing accessibility improvements.  The criteria will identify standards and best practices for construction, renovation and maintenance of existing and new campus facilities.


University Facilities Planning & Design office:

If you are interested in the progress of these efforts visit this site regularly.  This website will be updated as plans are finalized and available. If you have specific questions on the overall development of the institutional ADA Transition Plan or other accessibility questions please contact:

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
UW Compliance Services
Direct: 206.543.9717 (Voice & Relay)

Last updated March 4 2020