Compliance

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)

Bothell

Seattle

Tacoma

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 https://facilities.uw.edu/form/ada-barrier.)
  • 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.