UW Information Technology Service Catalog

Services offered by UW-IT to the University of Washington community

Braille and Alternative Text Production

Service Description: 

The Access Technology Center (ATC) can emboss Word or HTML files for campus members who need conversion of academic or other UW-related material in Braille format. Tactile graphics production is provided in some circumstances. We provide equipment and expertise in assisting production of accessible academic materials for UW students and work closely with the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office in providing this alternative text service.

Service Options: 

http://uw.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/braille.html

Students requiring academic accommodations should begin the request process through the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office:
Phone: 206-543-8924 
Web: http://uw.edu/students/uwdrs/

Faculty, staff and visitors requesting alternate text should begin the request process through the Disability Services Office:
Phone: 206-543-6450
Web: http://www.washington.edu/admin/dso/

Eligibility: 

UW faculty, UW staff, UW students

How to Order: 

Requests for Braille can be sent via the online form at http://uw.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/braille.html

For additional questions:

Email: atcenter@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-4144

Availability: 

Immediate (automated) response to email requests. Most materials available for pickup within two (2) business days. Projects that are extremely long (over 200 Braille pages) or containing graphics to be created in tactile format will take longer.

Price: 
This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee. There is no charge for UW affiliates; cost-recovery charges may apply for work performed for other institutions.
Additional Information: 

This service is primarily used by Disability Resources for Students (DRS) and academic departments needing accessible materials for their students. The service is also used by Disability Services Office (DSO) as requested and as needed for faculty, staff, and UW visitors. This service is primarily available to UW affiliates; however, occasional work is performed for other Washington state higher education institutions on a fee basis.

Service Level Description: 

Immediate (automated) response to email requests. Most materials available for pickup within two (2) business days. Projects that are extremely long (over 200 Braille pages) or containing graphics to be created in tactile format will take longer. Braille translation is performed with automated translation software. No editing of content will be performed by ATC without prior arrangement.

Support Information: 

Contact: Send email to braille@uw.edu regarding questions about Braille production. See http://uw.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/braille.html for instructions and online submission form.

Business Hours: Production is performed as needed, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Contact for More Information: 

Email atcenter@uw.edu or call 206-685-4144.

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Last Review Date: 
Thu, 2013-06-20
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