You can find the full text for Policy #188, information about waivers, and the minimum accessibility standard by visiting the following:
The UW’s Accessible Technology website includes a variety of resources:
- the IT accessibility policy and guidelines for the UW
- instructions and tips for making IT accessible
- resources for creating and procuring accessible IT products
The DO-IT (Disability, Opportunity, Internetworking, and Technology) Center website contains the following:
- information about DO-IT projects
- evidence-based practices that support project goals and objectives
- resources for students with disabilities
- educational materials for teachers and administration
DO-IT maintains a searchable database of frequently asked questions, case studies, and promising practices related to how educators and employers can fully include students with disabilities. The Knowledge Base is an excellent resource for ideas that can be implemented in programs in order to better serve students with disabilities. In particular, the promising practices articles serve to spread the word about practices that show evidence of improving the participation of people with disabilities in postsecondary education.
Examples of Knowledge Base questions include the following:
- Are there tools that can be used to check for accessibility issues in a Canvas course?
- How can universal design be applied in postsecondary education?
- Course Accessibility Checklist: A Promising Practice in Helping Instructors Create Accessible Online Learning Courses
- How can web design teachers learn to incorporate web accessibility in their courses?
- How can you make your presentation accessible?
- How do learning management systems differ on accessibility?
- What are some steps that distance learning program administrators can take to ensure the accessibility of their courses?
- AccessComputing Engagement: A Promising Practice in Universally Designing Remote Meetings
- What do distance learning professionals need to know about accessibility?
- What are key issues regarding IT accessibility in higher education?
- What is a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template?
Individuals and organizations are encouraged to propose questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices for the Knowledge Base. Contributions and suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on making your campus technology accessible and to learn more about accessible learning or universal design, review the following websites and brochures:
- The University of Washington’s hub for information on accessible technology, featuring how to create and develop accessible documents, videos, and websites, can be found at Accessible Technology.
- WCAG 2.0 are the expected guidelines to be followed for all websites.
- The Access Technology Center’s website offers advice for different technologies.
- A list of thirty different web accessibility tips, and how to implement those tips.
- Accessibility training and certification information can be found online.
- More information about accessibility standards and procurement.
- Cheat sheets for making accessible documents and content, as well as a plethora of other resources for accessible websites, can be found at the NCDAE.
- The AccessDL website shares resources for making distance learning and online courses accessible.
- Accessible University’s website featuring common web accessibility principles and solutions.
- A brochure on universally designing distance-learning programs.
- A brochure on what accessible distance learning is and how it helps students.
- A brochure on the top tips for creating an accessible distance-learning course can be found at the 20 Tips website.
- A brochure on why accessible web design matters, and some resources to make your website accessible, can be found at Accessible Web Design.
- Blindmath is a listserv for those who want to learn more about all issues around accessible mathematics.
- More information on universal design in education can be found at the Center for Universal Design in Education.