UW Information Technology Service Catalog

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

Access Technology Center (ATC)

Service Description: 

Access technology allows people with disabilities to use computer hardware and software. Examples include text-to-speech, keyboard/mouse alternatives, speech-to-text, refreshable and embossed Braille, writing tools, and more. The Access Technology Center (ATC) on the UW Seattle Campus provides a venue for using, testing, and evaluating this technology. Students, faculty, or staff drop in, call, or send email for information on accommodations for access to hardware, software, or online resources.


UW faculty, UW staff, UW students

How to Order: 

Hours of availability: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Available locations: The ATC is located on the ground floor of Mary Gates Hall in room 064.

Other UW Seattle locations for accessible technology can be found at: http://uw.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/location.html#location

Students can request disability-related accommodations from the Disability Resources for Students Office  (MGH 011 or call 206-543-8924 or http://uw.edu/students/drs/)

Staff can request disability-related accommodations from the Disability Services Office (Condon 836 or call 206-543-6450 or http://uw.edu/admin/dso/)


This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee. Use of ATC facilities is free to UW students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.

There are no fees or charges for consulting to UW affiliates. One hour of demonstrations/training is provided at no charge to non-UW parties.

Service Level Description: 

Same or next-day response to email/phone requests. Follow-up training as needed.

Support Information: 

Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Location: Mary Gates Hall 064 (basement level)

Contact for More Information: 

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

Last Review Date: 
Thu, 2013-06-20
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