Disability Resources for Students
Working with Students with Disabilities
- Tips for engaging with different disabilities
- Supporting students with disabilities at the UW
- A great article on serving veterans who are transitioning to college
Working with DRS
- Frequently asked questions
- Getting students started with DRS
- Specific UW accommodation information
- Parent and family information and resources
- College transition resources for students with disabilities
- Resource List for Learning Disabilities Assessments & Diagnosticians
- Career Development and Students with Disabilities
Digital Document & Website Accessibility
The mandate to have accessible courses is clear:
- Do you use Canvas, Blackboard, Catalyst or another Learning Management System? Following DRS’s Online Course Accessibility Checklist is a basic strategy to ensure online course content is accessible and check out this 30 min video about Canvas’s perspective on accessibility
- Courses at the UW need to be accessible to all students, why you ask: Why technology and materials need to be accessible
- How to make accessible word documents, PDFs, and videos please refer to the UW Accessibility webpage but for quick basic conversions check out the Free Online Document Conversion Tool.
- Accessible websites are possible! Check out Accessibility Guidelines for United Nations Websites.
- 7 Steps to Creating an Accessible PowerPoint Slideshow (Perkins School)
- 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content (3Play Media)
- 4 Things to make Word Docs Accessible – Windows
- 4 Things to make Word Docs Accessible – Mac
Additional UW Disability Resources
Accessibility at UW serves as the UW’s hub for information about accessible technology. Accessible technology includes electronic documents, websites, videos, software applications, and hardware devices that can be used effectively by everyone, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The UW community is collectively responsible for assuring the technologies we choose, use, and create are fully accessible.
The Access Technology Center (ATC) serves users with disabilities, allowing full use of campus computing resources. ATC staff provides accessibility consultations and instructs users in accessible hardware and software basics.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to advancing innovation and sharing expertise on teaching and learning across the UW campus. CTL works with individual instructors, departments, units, and communities of practice, to disseminate evidence-based research on teaching, learning, and mentoring.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
Title IX/ADA Coordinator Office: Program provides University-wide compliance support to facilitate equal opportunity and ensure compliance with relevant University policies and local, state, and federal laws.
AccessibleWeb@U is a community of UW web designers, developers, and other interested individuals who discuss and share ideas on accessible web design through their online discussion list and through monthly meetings. Meetings are typically held in Allen Library Auditorium the 4th Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced on the AccessibleWeb email list.