Compliance Services

ADA Transition Plan Community Webinars

In April 2021 community meetings were held via zoom to share overall information on the published ADA Transition Plans for Bothell & Seattle campuses. Below are: the recordings of these presentations, transcripts, and a summary of the content covered. This material will be available through May 2021.  If you need additional access contact the ADA Coordinator.

Recordings & Transcripts

Bothell webinar April 7, 2021

Seattle webinar April 8, 2021

Tacoma webinar May 26, 2021

ADA Transition Plans (sections are directly referenced below)




Summary of the Community Webinars

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary – renewing UW commitment to access
  • Conducted a self-assessment of physical barriers to program access. The features inventoried and findings of the assessment may be found in Section 2 of the plans.
  • Stakeholder engagement is described in Section 3 and included on-campus listening sessions and online surveys to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Key items we heard through this process included:
    • Respondents indicated that accessibility is an issue
    • Specific issues around the accessibility was primarily about facilities and website
    • Facilities most frequently rated as poor or below average were sidewalks, stairs and buildings.
  • Resulting findings and recommendations to remove barriers are described in Section 4. Of the nine to ten identified, three have been completed and all others are well underway.
  • Barriers to Access Reporting (we encourage its use to provide information and feedback
  • Prioritization of barrier removal is described in Section 5. The pedestrian pathway hierarchy is set by the:
    • Points of arrival to priority program
    • Identifying segments of pathway that combine their level of use, priority level of the programs (destinations) they serve, and existing barriers.
    • Building use priorities, pathway volumes and geo-referenced barrier data was used together in Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the priority pathway hierarchy.
  • Methods of barrier removal are described in Section 6, basically through new buildings, building renovations, campus maintenance, and specific barrier removal projects (e.g. sidewalk replacement).
  • Reporting will include a summary of barriers removed and future planned barrier removal work on a yearly bases for the first three years (2021, 2022 and 2023) and on a biennial basis thereafter (2025, 2027, etc.) as described in Section 6.