Equal & equitable access
The University of Washington Bothell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.
This site serves as a central hub for accessibility information on the UW Bothell campus. By promoting accessibility awareness and Universal Design for Active Learning (UDAL), we aim to create a high-quality higher education system that provides expanded opportunity for everyone. We also hope to provide quality curricula by making use of the best of educational technology in support of teaching and learning and build an inclusive and supportive community of learning and incorporate diverse perspectives.
"A person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without a disability."
- Office of Civil Rights definition.
Universal Design for Active Learning
Universal Design for Active Learning (UDAL) is a UW Bothell Learning Technologies initiative. This initiative comprises of principles, research and best practices of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with added emphasis on learner engagement and physical spaces. UDAL is being integrated in faculty development, student support materials, online and hybrid course design, classroom design and faculty learning communities.
Disability Resources for Students (DRS)
Rosa Liu, M.Ed.
Advancement & External Relations
Web Support Specialist
Learning Technologist & IT Accessibility Liaison Lead
Human Resources Manager
Phone: (425) 352-5307
Laws, policies, & standards
This UW Non-Discrimination policy is consistent with federal civil rights laws, specifically Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from the federal government. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by employers (Title I), public entities (Title II), and places of public accommodation (Title III), all of which apply to the UW. Both Section 504 and the ADA require that the University provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities to participate in, and receive the benefits of, the educational program, and require that the University provide accommodation or modifications when necessary to ensure equal treatments. Learn more about the federal laws as well as UW policies & standards.